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Pyrford and the Wey Navigation

A 4 mile circular walk through the village of Pyrford, near Woking in Surrey. The walk has plenty of interest passing the ruins of Newark Priory and Pyrford's Norman church before heading across peaceful farmland to Pyrford Lock and returning alongside the picturesque Wey Navigation.

The walk is generally flat with just one very short but fairly steep climb to the church. There are two stiles (both in open fencing making them easy for dogs to pass under) and several gates including one very tight kissing gate. There is one section of road walking along a narrow pavement at the beginning. The walk crosses a golf course so take care here to avoid the balls flying down the fairways! The paths are mostly mud towpaths and field paths all of which may be muddy after wet weather. The towpaths are quite narrow so take care with children. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

Free parking is available in the small car park (with a height restriction barrier) immediately south of the traffic lights over Newark Lock on the B367 (Newark Lane), south of Pyrford Village. Approximate postcode GU23 6DP.

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Blackheath and Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

A 5 mile circular walk around the footpaths and lanes of the Surrey Hills taking in Blackheath Common (250 acres of lowland heath), the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, the Tilling Bourne (a small tributary to the River Wey) and the picturesque village of Albury. A wonderful mix of woodland, heath, fields, riverbanks and lanes there is something for everyone on this walk. Much of the walk is relatively flat, with only a couple of steady gradients and there are just three stiles all of which are low and have gaps at the side to allow dogs to pass through easily. Some of the paths can be a little narrow and overgrown so you might want to think twice about wearing shorts unless you're immune to nettles and brambles! The surfaces are pretty good but of course are likely to be muddy in wet weather. Approximate time 3 hours.

Free parking is available at the Blackheath Common car park on Blackheath Lane. Blackheath Common lies to the east of Blackheath village. Blackheath village is east of the B2128 and south of the A248. Approximate post code is GU4 8RD. The nearest station is Chilworth which is about one mile to the north (if you come by train you can adjust the walk by starting and finishing in Chilworth rather than Blackheath).

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Hascombe Hill

​A 3 mile circular woodland walk from Hascombe in Surrey. The walk encircles Hascombe Hill which is the site of an Iron Age hill fort and comprises 6 acres of dense mixed woodland. The naturally steep sides of the hill provided natural defences for the hill fort and now these steep slopes afford excellent views across the Surrey Hills.

The entire walk is through woodland making it ideal for dog walking. There are several steep ascents and descents and the paths are likely to be muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles or gates, just a couple of staggered fences. Approximate time 90 minutes.

Parking is available in the sandy car park which is opposite the White Horse pub on The Street (B2130) in Hascombe. Approximate post code GU8 4JA.

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Brookwood and the Basingstoke Canal

A 5.5 mile circular walk starting from Brookwood Station in Surrey. The walk follows the towpath of the Basingstoke canal and then passes through the village of St John's near Woking, cuts across the railway and a golf course before returning to the towpath for the return stretch.

The walk is relatively flat and provides relatively easy walking and navigation. The paths include long sections of the canal towpath (which can be narrow, muddy and overgrown in places) along with pavements, road edges and tarmac paths. There is just one stile (which is quite small and relatively open to allow most dogs to pass through alongside) and you will also need to cross a golf course so take here to avoid the balls flying down the fairways. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at Brookwood Station near Woking in Surrey. Parking is available at the pay and display car park at Brookwood Station signed off the A324 (Connaught Road) in Surrey. Payment is taken by debit or credit card. The station is on the London Waterloo to Basingstoke line. Approximate post code GU24 0ER.

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Hydon Heath

This is a two mile circular walk through the woodland paths of Hydon Heath. There are some beautiful views and various points of interest throughout the walk including Octavia Hill's memorial bench and the Robertson Obelisk.
The heath is extremely dog friendly, with no stiles or roads and plenty of areas to explore.
Some of the paths would be difficult to navigate with a pushchair or wheelchair and there are a couple of steep hills.
There is ample free parking at this National Trust site.

The walk starts and finishes at Hydon Heath National Trust Car park. The car park is on Salt Lane, approximate postcode: GU8 4BB. Parking here is free at all times.

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