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Milford to Godalming walk

The Greensand Way, Winkworth(a NT Arboretum), a canal, and historic Godalming.

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Sat, 22-Apr-17

Saturday Walk - Milford to Godalming

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Length: 18km (12m)
Toughness: 6 / 10
Transport: Take the 9:15 from London Waterloo to Milford arriving at 10:05. Return from Godalming at xx:25 and xx:53.
From the description:
The Greensand Way, a pretty village pub, a NT Arboretum (thats free to walk through), a tea room by a canal, and historic Godalming's pubs to end. From Milford Station, you come to the lakes and the magnificent timber-framed Enton Mill – one of the many houses on this walk that have seventeenth or eighteenth-century galleting – black pebbles lining the mortar of the walls, a method much used in those days in Kent and the south. Near a pub and church in Hambledon, you join the Greensand Way, a sandy bridleway through The Hurtwood, offering hazelnuts and blackberries in season. Lunch is at the White Horse pub in Hascombe, a village with a remarkable church covered in wall decoration, so that it looks almost Moorish. In the afternoon, the walk goes on legitimate public rights of way that give free access to the National Trust's Winkworth Arboretum and its lakes – the azaleas and bluebells make it particularly lovely to visit in springtime. The final approach to the town is along the National Trust's River Wey and Godalming Navigation’s path along the canal, to the Church of St Peter and St Paul and the ancient High Street.
I recommend the climb up Hascombe Hill before lunch. There is a nice circular walk from the lunch pub to the iron age fort and a view at the top and then along the edge of the steep slope of the hill.
I'm hoping to join you
Me too.
This is my favourite walk. Definitely going
This part of countryside never fails to amaze, intend going
Sat, 06-Aug-16 40

Saturday First Walk Milford to Godalming

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Length: 11.1 miles (18km)
Difficulty: 6 out of 10

This is a mildly strenuous walk, and includes a section through Winkworth Arboretum (National Trust, but free if you stick to the public footpath). It can be muddy.

Travel: Catch the 1015 Haslemere train from London Waterloo, arriving Milford 1105. Day return ticket to Milford. Return trains are xx25 and xx53 up to 1953. If staying later check the times.

Lunch: is the White Horse Hascombe 01483 208 258 (last orders 2.30pm), approx 5 miles into the walk. From the website, they seem to have a bar eating area, a dining room (no children under 10) and some outside seating. For picnickers, the church is 75m from the pub.

Tea: The Hector's On the Wey café (tel 01483 418 769) at the Farncombe Boat House is recommended (approx 30 minutes from the station). I haven't been there, but the Star Inn in Church Street, Godalming seems to be a community real ale pub and in June "received our CAMRA Surrey and North Hants Cider pub of the year certificate".

Are there any Sunday walks this week?
Intend going. This is a book one classic, my favourite. Late start, lunch close to mid point of the walk, with uphill mostly before the lunch. What more can I ask?!
There's also www.cafemila.co.uk/ in Godalming High Street
38 on this walk. Impossible to keep up with what they all did. Blazing hot sunshine meant the copious shade was very welcome. Perhaps less welcome was a big hill climb after lunch, only to descend through the Winkworth Arboretum, then climb back up again afterwards all on the same valley side. Hot work, though in nice scenery.

As far as I know no one ate in the lunch pub. Is this a record 38 walkers and no lunchers? The reason was that the kitchen busy with 60 wedding guests wolfing ham, egg and chips before a 2pm church service. But candidly the burger and steak menu did not inspire me anyway. Instead many went on to the National Trust cafe at Winkworth and then for a second tea at Farncombe boat house. (Quote of the day: "Are you still open?" "Yes, unfortunately."). Three walkers were so sugar rushed by all this that they hired a rowing boat along the Wey for an hour. Two of us walked on to Shalford, a serene evening river walk.
Just to add to Walker's comments below, 3 at the rear were lucky to get a table and ate in the White Horse at Hascombe and 1 walker extended the walk from Godalming on to Guildford.
Make that 40. 2 on later trains.
Sat, 06-Jun-15 31

Saturday First Walk


Book 1 Walk 20 : Milford to Godalming
17.9km (11.1 miles)
6 out 10.
Explorers 145, 133 & 134, or Landranger 186.

Take the 10.15am from Waterloo Station to Milford (Surrey) arriving 11.05.
Buy a day return to Milford (Surrey).
There are two trains an hour back from Godalming XX.25 and XX.53


This is a mildly strenuous walk but it is rewarding and full of interest. From Milford Station, you come to the lakes and the magnificent timber-framed Enton Mill – one of the many houses on this walk that have seventeenth or eighteenth-century galleting – black pebbles lining the mortar of the walls, a method much used in those days in Kent and the south.
Lunch is at the White Horse pub in Hascombe, a village with a remarkable church covered in wall decoration, so that it looks almost Moorish.

In the afternoon, the walk goes on legitimate rights of way that give free access to the National Trust's Winkworth Arboretum and its lakes – the azaleas and bluebells make it particularly lovely to visit in springtime – and then along the fringes of its woods to a horse training course and the rich outskirts of Godalming, with its many imposing buildings. The final approach to the town is along the National Trust's River Wey and Godalming Navigation’s path along the canal, to the Church of St Peter and St Paul and the ancient High Street.


The suggested lunchtime stop is the White Horse pub (tel 01483 208 258) in Hascombe, which serves good food from midday to 2.30pm. You should phone to book.

An earlier lunch is possible at the recently refurbished Merry Harriers pub (tel 01428 682 883) near Hambledon, which serves lunch midday to 2pm daily. You should phone to book.


The suggested tea place is Hector's On the Wey café (tel 01483 418 769) at the Farncombe Boat House, Catteshall Lock, just outside Godalming. This serves strong tea and a good selection of cakes. Groups should phone ahead. This is open until 5pm or 6pm Allow 30 minutes to reach Godalming station.

If the Farncombe Boat House café is closed, there are several places in the centre of Godalming, such as Caffè Nero at 69 High Street and Costa Coffee 74 High Street.

Earlier in the walk, there is a National Trust tearoom at Winkworth. This would make a convenient mid-afternoon stop if you have an early lunch at the Merry Harriers, or spend some time visiting the arboretum.

More info here
https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_1/walk_20/index.shtml
Anyone joining this walk tomorrow?
Am planning to go.
31 on this walk. sunny and cloudy Pretty flowers along the way including buttercup, foxglove, red campion and, along the Wey, pretty little purple flowers (presumably the small flowered cranesbill). As far as I’m concerned, the only good rhododendron is a dead rhododendron but even I have to admit they were resplendent today. The White Horse was friendly and accommodating. Someone said the fishcakes had plenty of fish in them (which, strangely enough, can also be said of the nearby church). Tea taken at the boatyard. Some (although not me) were too late. Mostly dry underfoot but we managed to find some mud.
Sat, 08-Nov-14 16 Milford to Godalming
Wed, 16-Jul-14 Milford to Godalming
Sat, 02-Nov-13 28 Milford to Godalming
Sun, 29-Sep-13 12 Milford to Godalming
Sun, 14-Apr-13 22 Milford to Godalming
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