A 4 mile (can be shortened to 3 miles) circular pub walk near Wonersh in Surrey. The walk begins with an (optional) loop up and around Chinthurst Hill, with its beautiful folly tower, bluebell woods and outstanding views. Next, you are taken on a journey on part of the Downs Link including a stretch of a disused railway (with remnants of an old station) and with lovely views of the surrounding Surrey Hills. The route is deliberately designed to allow you to stop at The Grantley Arms in Wonersh during the return leg, a historic inn and the perfect setting for mid-walk refreshments.
The bulk of the walk follows well-made paths with only gentle gradients throughout. Some of the woodland stretches can be muddy. You will be sharing the old rail line path with cyclists so take care with children and dogs. There are a couple of kissing gates on route and a couple of steps (but no stiles). You will not be sharing the paths with any farm livestock, as the route does not cross any farm fields. The optional climb onto Chinthurst Hill includes some steep gradients with several flights of steps and two kissing gates, but the views are worth the climb if you can manage it. According to the Surrey Wildlife Trust website, pigs (within electric fencing enclosures) are sometimes used to graze the top of Chinthurst Hill. Allow 2 hours.
Wonersh is located just a few miles south of Guildford in Surrey. The walk starts and finishes from the free Wildlife Trust car park at Chinthurst Hill (with parking for about 20 cars). The car park is accessed from the road between Shalford and Wonersh, the B2128 Wonersh Common Road. Heading south from Shalford, ignore the left turn to Dorking and Chilworth and, soon afterwards (and directly opposite the Waverley Borough sign on your left), you will find the car park entrance on your right. Approximate post code GU5 0PR.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Chinthurst Hill and The Grantley Arms This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
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