A 6 mile (9.5km) undulating circular walk from Tilford village passing close to The Sands village and the historic ruins of Waverley Abbey. From the top of Crooksbury Hill there are good views to the South Downs on a clear day. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The walk involves several steady gradients plus one steeper climb to the top of Crooksbury Hill. The paths and tracks through the commons and woodlands are all unmade and can get quite muddy so good boots are recommended (or wellingtons in the winter). There are some sections of road walking so take care of traffic on these stretches. You will need to negotiate a long flight of steps but there are no kissing gates or stiles on route. Allow 3 hours, with an extra hour for the detour to Waverley Abbey.
There are public toilets at the start of the walk, on Tilford Green by the school. If you are looking for refreshments there are several options. Tilford has a post office and tea room and there are three pubs along the route. The Barley Mow on Tilford Green is at the start/end of the walk, the Barley Mow at The Sands is at Waypoint 6 and The Donkey is at Waypoint 7. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford & Farnham. This walk follows public rights of way 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.
Tilford is located about 3 miles south-east of Farnham. The walk starts from the free car park on Tilford village green. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code GU10 2BU. Grid ref: SU 873434.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Medieval Waverley This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
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