North Downs Way 40th anniversary walk from Guildford to Dorking

27th September 2018, 10:00 - 16:15


As part of Guildford Walkfest, join the Chairman of Surrey Hills Society, Chris Howard on this 14 mile linear walk from Guildford to Dorking. This walk is in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the North Downs Way being designated as a National Trail. We are supporting the North Downs Way Manager, Peter Morris, in his mission to get every part of the North Downs Way walked as part of the celebrations.

This is a glorious section of the North Downs Way, with fine views to the south, passing through beech woodlands and chalk grasslands. We shall start alongside the river Wey, then up to Pewley Down, St Martha’s Hill, with its iconic hilltop church, another ascent to Newlands Corner. From there it is generally level walking over Hackhurst Downs, White Downs and Ranmore Common. Finally descending to Mole Valley through Denbies Wine Estate.

Bring a picnic lunch and plenty of water. Appropriate footwear and weatherproof clothing are essential. Well behaved dogs are welcome on the walk.

Meet us at Guildford Railway Station GU1 4UT (Grid ref:  SU 9915 4978) at 9.45am for a 10.00 am prompt start. The best long term car park is Farnham Road pay on exit. If you travel from Dorking by train, there is a 09:03am train from Dorking Deepdene to Guildford. We will finish the walk at Denbies Vineyard around 4.00pm from where you can organise to be picked up. Return trains (twice an hour) at the end of the walk are also possible. Alternatively your group may wish to leave cars at either end of the walk. Lifts may be possible if you call Chris Howard in advance on 07879841000.

The event is free and open to all reasonably fit walkers but remember to book your place at the bottom of this page.

For further details and enquiries, contact Chris Howard on 07879-841000.

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 members’ photographs on 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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