Length: 16.2 km (10.1 mi) [longer options possible, see webpage and route map]
Ascent/Descent: 150 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 3 ½ hours
Toughness: 2 out of 10
Take the 10.39 Tonbridge train from Victoria, (10.45 CJ, 10.57 EC), change Redhill (11.08/11.34) onto the Reading train, arriving Gomshall at 11.53. From Reading, take the 10.34 train to Gatwick Airport, changing at Dorking Deepdene.
Fast return trains: about every 15 minutes.
A Book 1 walk that hasn’t been posted for nearly 3 years…?
It starts in Gomshall, passing some of the pleasant buildings on its outskirts, before crossing fields to the interesting church and village of Shere on the Tilling Bourne stream, a place packed full of fifteenth and sixteenth-century timber-framed buildings. Then the walk continues past massive gnarled trees in Albury Park and through the pine woods of Blackheath Common. From there, the route follows the Downs Link path. There's an optional detour in the afternoon to visit Chinthurst Hill Tower, a folly with a view.
The final stretch is along the River Wey into Guildford for tea.
Lunch: William IV in Little London, Albury (3.5 km).
Tea: the website recommends the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre or a Wetherspoon’s by the station, but there are plenty of good pubs just off route by the Castle.
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