Horsley to Guildford Semaphore Tower

A linear walk from Horsley to Guildford following the semaphore towers route to the Pewley Hill Semaphore.

Date: Saturday 10th September

Time: Arrive 10.00am for 10.15 start. Finish around 3pm

Meet: Horsley Railway Station, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

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Grid reference for start point: TQ 092545

Any travel advice: This is a linear walk. Return by train to Horsley.

Description of walk: This is the 200th anniversary of the semaphore line from London to Portsmouth. This walk is part of the route linking all the semaphores. We walk from the station via lovely Sheepleas and the North Downs Way to Guildford. At the end we pass the Pewley Hill Semaphore (No. 7). On the way we will stop at Newlands Corner for a picnic - bring your own or buy at café.

Any specific walk / conditions issues:  there are a number of roads to cross. Take care especially at Newlands Corner. There is a hilly stretch through Sheepleas.

Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Well behaved dogs welcome. Max 1 per couple.  Must be on leads near roads. Please note – you must follow leader’s instructions for your dog.

Length of Walk: 9.2 miles

Booking not needed, but preferred, by text to 07581 729423

Contact: Keith

Email: secretary@guildfordramblers.gov.uk

Led by: Guildford Ramblers (RA)   www.guildfordramblers.org.uk