Follow the North Downs Way – Guildford to Dorking
A 14 mile linear walk from Guildford to Dorking along the North Downs Way
Date: Saturday 30th September
Time: 9.15 am for a 9.30 am start
Meet: Guildford Railway Station, GU1 4UT
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Grid Reference for start point: SU992495
IMPORTANT UPDATE: DUE TO A RAIL STRIKE ON THIS DATE, WALKERS WILL NEED TO MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO GET BACK FROM THE END OF THIS WALK
Any travel advice: The walk will end at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking RH5 6AA to allow for easy access to public transport or car pick-up.
Description of walk: Many people consider this to be the most interesting Surrey section of the North Downs Way. With wonderful and varied scenery plus the distant vistas from various viewpoints, this walk makes a fitting finale for the 2023 Guildford Walkfest. Much of the route is on footpaths and bridleways along the chalk of the North Downs. Your walk leaders have walked this route on numerous occasions and are “North Downs Way Ambassadors” so you can expect to learn many snippets of information as we stop periodically to catch our breath, enjoy the views and investigate our surroundings.
Any specific walk conditions / issues: This is an all-day walk with steep climbs to St Martha’s Church and Newlands Corner. Apart from the Newlands Corner stop, there are no toilets or refreshment facilities on route. You will need to bring your own picnic and plenty of fluids. Good quality walking shoes/boots are essential.
Dogs allowed / not allowed? Due to the length of this walk, dogs are not permitted.
Length of Walk: 14 miles (23 km)
Contact: Surrey Hills Society Co-ordinator 07530 949302
Led by: Christine Howard - President, Surrey Hills Society and Chairman, Guildford Walkfest