GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chinthurst Hill

1 miles (1.5 km)

This walk visits a lovely nature reserve and viewpoint in the Surrey Hills AONB. The reserve is run by Surrey Wildlife Trust and includes an old tower, woodland trails, a fine country house, a viewpoint toposcope and lots of interesting flora and fauna.
You can start the walk from the car park on Chinthurst Lane just to the north of the hill. It's located less than a mile from Wonersh village and close to Shalford train station if you wish to come by public transport. From the car park it is a short walk south to the hill top where you will find a photogenic, Grade II listed folly. You can follow footpaths around the hill and enjoy some lovely views over the Surrey Hills. There's a hanfdy toposcope at the top which points out all the local landmarks you can see. This includes Guildford Cathedral, Newlands Corner, St Martha's Hill, Holmbury Hill, Puttenham Common and Frensham Ponds.
The area is also great for wildlife with birds such as buzzards, sparrowhawks, red kites and wrens to look out for.You can also see a variety of butterflies fluttering around the wildflowers in the summer months. In the spring there are lots of pretty bluebells and wood anenomes to see too.

Postcode

GU5 0PR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chinthurst Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chinthurst Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head into nearby Wonersh and you could visit The Grantley Arms for some post walk refreshment. It's a delightful half-timbered pub dating back over 500 years. There's a cosy interior with a blazing real fire for colder weather. Outside there's a lovely heated garden area which is good for all seasons. They serve high quality food and can be found at postcode GU5 0PE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The hill and surrounding woodland are ideal for a dog walk. The Grantley Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Godalming Walk starts from the nearby town and passes the hill and some of the other local walking highlights. You could pick it up and visit the nearby Pewley Down, St Martha's Hill, Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, Blackheath Common and Winkworth Arboretum.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Hills Walks page.

Photos

Chinthurst Hill Folly - geograph.org.uk - 1765823

Chinthurst Hill Folly. 1930s tower beside birches and pines on top of the sandy Hill.

Chinthurst Hill, Diamond Jubilee Toposcope

Diamond Jubilee Toposcope

On Chinthurst Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1765846

Superb large, rambling mansion set amidst flowering daffodils. The hilltop offers views from North Downs to South Downs.

Well on Chinthurst Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1765863

Old Well just south of the ornamental tower

St Martha's Hill from Chinthurst Hill - geograph.org.uk - 528739

St Martha's Hill from the viewpoint

View of Guildford from Chinthurst Hill - geograph.org.uk - 528737

Looking towards Guildford and its cathedral

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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