Gomshall was the centre of a hugely successful tannery industry from at least the 14th century. Discover this story as part of an interesting walk around this pretty village and into the surrounding countryside. We will start with an optional coffee at the café at Marquis Caravans and finish there for optional lunch.
Date: Friday 23rd September
Time: 11.00am for refreshments and 11.30am prompt start for walk (picking up anyone on the 11.30am train from Guildford). Finishing at 1.00pm
Meet: At Marquis Motorhomes and Caravans, Station Road –opposite Gomshall Railway Station GU5 9NX
Any travel advice: Regular bus service (Compass 32) from Guildford/Dorking drops you in the village by The Compasses Pub and it is a 5 minute walk to Gomshall train station from there. There is also the First Great Western train service from Guildford to Gomshall
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Grid reference for start point: TQ089478
Description of walk: This easy one and a half hour walk takes in the historic village of Gomshall, before heading up into the Surrey Hills to enjoy splendid views of the North Downs before returning to Gomshall for optional lunch.
Any specific walk / conditions issues: There are a few hills to climb, so you will need to be relatively fit. No stiles.
Dogs allowed / not allowed? Dogs on leads allowed.
Length of Walk: 4km (2.5 miles)
Contact: Chris Howard
Led by: Chris Howard / Ken Bare, Surrey Hills Society