Guildford Canal Walk
A nice waterside walk from Guildford to Godalming along the River Wey Navigation Canal. It's just over a four mile walk so ideal for an afternoon stroll.
The walk starts near the train station in Guildford, which is located very close to the canal. You then follow the Wey South Path south to Shalford and then Broadford, where you follow the canal branch to the right. You continue past Peasmarsh towards Broadwater where you will pass Broadwater Lake and cricket ground in Farncombe. The final section takes you past Lammas Lands into Godalming. Here you can catch the train back if you wish.
To extend your walking in the area you can try the Fox Way circular trail. It passes through Guildford and Godalming, taking you on a tour of the surrounding countryside, woodland and canals.
At Broadford you have the option of heading left along the Wey South Path and heading towards Cranleigh.
Guildford Canal Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Guildford Canal Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Guildford Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Guildford Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the pretty village of Shalford you could visit the Seahorse pub for some refreshments on the route. There's a fine menu and an attractive outdoor space that’s ideal for a spot of al fresco dining when the sun makes a welcomed appearance. You can easily find it in the village at postcode GU4 8BU for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In Shalford you could also stop to visit the historic Shalford Mill. The National Trust owned watermill dates from the 18th century and is well worth a visit if you have time after exploring the woods. You can enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the mill and find out all about the its place in the history of Shalford. There's even the opportunity to buy a bag of Shalford Mill flour afterwards.