Book 1 Walk 12 - Farnham to Godalming
Length: 20.6km (12.8 miles)
Toughness: 6 out of 10 9.23
train from Waterloo
to Farnham, arriving 10.25 If you miss this, get the 9.30 Portsmouth train and change at Woking (arrive 9.54, depart 10.00)
From Clapham Junction get the 9.27 to Woking, arrive 9.45, to connect as above.
Buy a day return to Farnham
. Past experience has proved that this is valid from Guildford
to London, so you need to buy a single from Godalming to Guildford
(one stop) on your return (not Godalming to Woking as stated in the walk instructions).
For walk directions
To celebrate the lighter evenings, a longer walk. The pretty morning half of this walk is familiar to me from Farnham Circular walks (combining the morning of this walk with the afternoon of book 2, walk 12). It takes an interesting and gentle route along the upper Wey valley, which usually has good signs of spring.
But it is aeons since I did the standard afternoon, so can't say much about it, except that the walk notes talk of sandy heaths, the Peper Harrow estate, and then a nice walk along the Wey into Godalming. Lunch
is at the Donkey
in Charleshill after 5.5 miles, but there is an earlier option
at Tilford after 3.8 miles, so before passing the latter, it might be worth phoning the former to check they have space. Tea
in pretty Godalming seems to devolve onto Costa or Caffe Nero, but you may be able to find something more characterful. Trains back
are at 25
past until 19.53,
at that time thereafter.