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Explore Gomshall as part of Guildford’s Walkfest

23rd September 2022, 11:00 - 13:00

Friday 23 September 2022
Start time: 11.00am for a prompt 11.30am start
Finish time: 1pm

 

 

 

 

Join our President, Chris Howard and Vice president, Ken Bare to explore the historic Gomshall area, just outside Guildford.

Once the site of a major tanning industry, from at least the 14th century it has now become a pretty Surrey Hills village but remnants of its industrial past remain.

We will start with an optional coffee at the café at Marquis Caravans.  The walk then heads out into the Surrey Hills to enjoy the splendid views of the North Downs before returning to Gomshall for an optional lunch back at Marquis Caravans cafe.

We will pass many ‘chocolate box’ houses and cottages along the way as well as learning about some of the other industries that flourish along this stretch of the Tillingbourne.

This is an easy walk of one and a half hours and approx 4km.  Please note that you will need to be relatively fit because there are a few hills to climb but no stiles.

Good walking shoes are recommended.  Please bring rain coats if appropriate, wear sunscreen and bring plently of water if it’s hot.

ThIs event is not suitable for children and/or pushchairs or those with mobility challenges.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

 

Meet: At Marquis Motorhomes and Caravans, Station Road – opposite Gomshall Railway Station

Postcode: GU5 9NX

There is a 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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The cost is free but you must book your ticket by pressing the brown button below.

Deadline for booking 20 September 2022.


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