We have been very lucky weather-wise this summer and we are still enjoying warm sunny days in September! What better reason to head outdoors for a walk than to clear your mind, unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings? After all, we are very fortunate to have excellent walks on our doorstep.
Abinger Rough, White Downs Lane, Abinger Hammer, RH5 6QS
Lose yourself in ancient woodland and explore Abinger Rough. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist who walked on the Roughs in the 1870s. This 2 mile trail, which should take approximately 1.5 hours is easy to follow, ideal for families and is dog friendly. Click here for the detailed route.
Blackheath Common, Blackheath, GU4 8RB
This large area of beautiful heathland and woodland near Albury is a great place to explore, perfect for dogs and kids! The area consists of lowland heathland and woodland. You can park at the Blackheath car park on Blackheath Lane and follow the many paths, some of which are sandy and will take you across the common and through Blackheath Forest. Click here for a suggested route, which is an easy 9 miles long, with one climb!
Chantry Wood, GU4 8AF
Explore acres of spectacular woodland and meadows on this circular walk in Chantry Wood in Guildford.
There are lots of woodland trails to follow with the North Downs Way passing along the northern edge of the forest.
This walk starts at the car park at the eastern end of the woods and follows the North Downs Way across the northern edge before picking up other trails to return you to the start point. Just to the East, you will find St Martha’s Hill, where you can climb (175 m) to the summit and enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area. Click here for a suggested route.
Devils Punch Bowl, GU26 6AB
The National Trust offers free guided walks every Friday, which last 1.5 hours. The tour starts from the shepherds hut at 11am. The guide will show you some of the site’s best views, the places of historic significance and share little-known stories of its past. The walk covers mainly flat ground, but there is one fairly steep climb. Walking boots are recommended. Click here for further details.