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Chilworth and the Gunpowder Mills Free Guided walk as part of Guildford Walkfest

30th September 2019 - 30th September 2019 , 13:30 - 15:30

Meet at Percy Arms Chilworth GU4 8NP

 Join the Vice President of the Surrey Hills, Chris Howard, on an exploration of this fascinating ruin- once the site of a major gunpowder factory dating from Tudor times. Learn more about the history of the site and how it is managed today. We will also walk up St Martha’s Hill to visit the historic church of St Martha’s with its spectacular views down to the South Downs.

We will finish the walk with an optional drink in the Percy Arms pub.

The walk around the gunpowder mills is fairly flat, but can be muddy and slippery if wet.  The climb up to St Martha’s is very steep and should only be attempted by fit walkers.  It would be possible to just do the Gunpowder Mills part of the tour. The event is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Stout foot wear is recommended and weather appropriate clothing plus sunscreen lotion if required.

Well behaved dogs welcome on leads. Not suitable for children.

Length of Walk: 2.8 miles

Time: 1.30pm for 2pm prompt start

Meet: Percy Arms Pub, Chilworth    Postcode for Sat Nav: GU4 8NP

Contact: On the day mobile phone of the leader: 07879841000

The event is free and open to all moderately fit walkers.  NOTE: One very steep hill.

 For further details and enquiries, contact info@surreyhillssociety.org or phone 07530 949302

 Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention The Society uses photographs for our social media and on our website.   If you are not happy to have your photo taken during this event, please notify us in writing prior to the event and make the event organiser aware on the day.

 



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