A 6.5km (4 mile) circular walk from Godalming Station in Surrey, exploring the valley of the River Wey west of the town including the medieval stone bridge in Eashing. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The walk has a few gentle climbs and descents throughout. It follows unmade bridleways and paths for the most part, which can be very uneven underfoot and can also get very muddy at times so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the wet winter months). You will need to negotiate several boardwalks, some steps, a gate, some staggered barriers and two stiles (which are enclosed with tight fencing so dogs may need a lift over). There is a section of about 500 metres along the edge of a fairly busy road, so the walk is not recommended for young children and you will need to take great care in this section. One of the fields you cross may be holding cattle so take care with dogs. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.
Godalming itself has many options for refreshments at the start or end of the walk, or you will find The Stag pub about half way around the route in Eashing. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford & Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
The walk starts and finishes from Godalming rail station. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, the station does have a pay and display car park which costs £7.50 per day Mon-Fri and £2 Sat (correct January 2016). There are alternative car parks within Godalming if you prefer. Approximate post code GU7 1EU.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Godalming and Eashing This walk is also available on the iFootpath App. To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius