GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gomshall Walks

6 miles (9.5 km)

This pretty Surrey based village is a great place to start a walk. There's numerous trails to follow into the surrounding woodland and countryside of the North Downs and the Surrey Hills. There's also a train station making the area accessible to those of you coming by public transport.
This circular walk from the village visits the neighbouring settlement of Shere before linking up with the North Downs Way and exploring Netley Heath and Hackhurst Downs. The route then goes on to visit Abinger Roughs, another popular place for local walks. The Roughs lie just east of the village and include some peaceful woodland trails with carpets of bluebells and Rhododendrons to see in the spring months.
It's easy to extend the walk by heading into the nearby Ranmore Common and Abinger Common.


GU5 9LA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gomshall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gomshall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Gomshall

  • Shere - The attractive Surrey village of Shere is in a great location for exploring the Surrey Hills and the North Downs
  • Abinger Roughs - This circular walk in Abinger Hammer takes you around an attractive, elevated woodland area.
    Start your walk from the car park at the eastern end of the site
  • St Martha's Hill - This circular walk visits the lovely St Martha's Hill in the North Downs, near Guildford
  • Albury Park - Explore the Albury Estate on this pleasant walk in Surrey
  • Newlands Corner - This lovely beauty spot on the North Downs is great for walking with a number of footpaths to try
  • Fox Way - This circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside, woodland and canals surrounding Guildford in Surrey
  • Chantry Wood - Explore 200 acres of woodland and meadows on this circular walk to Chantry Wood and Chantries Hill in Guildford
  • Ranmore Common - This circular walk explores Ranmore Common in the North Downs, near Dorking
  • Abinger Common - Enjoy a walk across Abinger and Wotton Commons before a climb to Leith Hill on this circular walk in the Mole Valley
  • Friday Street - This pretty little hamlet sits in a pleasant location on the slopes of Leith Hill in Surrey.
  • Holmwood Common - This National Trust managed common has miles of walking trails to try
  • Polesden Lacey - A walk around the beautiful grounds of this Edwardian house at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey


The Compasses Inn is a lovely place for some rest and refreshment after your exercise. The pub includes a delightful riverside garden where you can it out on warmer days. They serve good quality food and also have a large parking area. You can find them on Station Road at postcode GU5 9LA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. The Compasses Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.


Tilling Bourne, Gomshall, Surrey - - 1434832

Tilling Bourne, Gomshall. This pretty stream flows through the village. Taken from the road bridge beside Gomshall Mill.

Gomshall station geograph-3565499-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Gomshall station, eastbound platform 1993. View eastward, towards Redhill: ex-SE&CR Redhill - Guildford - Reading secondary main line. 'Gomshall & Shere' until 12/5/80, this station has staggered platforms withe westbound behind the camera. The North Downs are prominent in the background

Gomshall Mill, Surrey - - 1434817

Gomshall Mill. Now a public house and restaurant, the river flows beneath the right-hand part of the building.

Shere Beacon - - 656294

Shere Beacon, near to Shere, Surrey, Great Britain. Sited on a grassy shelf south-east of the village. The spire belongs to St James. Beyond is the Manor House and the North Downs.

Netley Heath - - 108770

Netley Heath. Looking down to Netley House from the Pilgrims Way. This is a lower, parallel, path to the North Downs Way which tends to follow the ridge.

The Roughs - - 818911

Rhododendrons in bloom beside the circular sandy footpath through The Roughs, by Abinger Hammer.

North Downs Way, Netley Park - - 460622

North Downs Way, Netley Park

The North Downs Way - - 2331336

The North Downs Way


GPS Files

GPX File

Gomshall.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')