GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Guildford to Chilford Walk

9 miles (14.8 km)

This circular walk from Guildford visits the 17th century Chilworth manor. It's about a 3 mile walk from the town to the house. This walk continues to Blackheath Common and Shalford before returning to Guildford along the River Wey.
The walk starts on the River Wey Navigation in Guidlford and heads south along the water to Shalford Park. Here you can pick up the North Downs Way and follow it east to St Martha's Hill. The hill summit stands at574 feet (175m) and commands wonderful views over the Surrey Hills. There are also a number of nice woodland trails, attractive grassland and a number of interesting plants. From the hill it is a short descent to Chilworth Manor which is grade IIlistedbyHistoric England. The house is surrounded by lovely gardens which include a fine terraced walled garden, topiary, herbaceous borders, sculptures, mature trees and stew ponds that date back a 1000 years.From the house it is a short walk south west to the village of Chilworth. The village is in an attractive location occupying both sides of theRiver Tillingbournebetween outcrops of theGreensand Ridge. There's a nice gastro-pub in the village where you can stop for refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk.
After passing the manor the walk continues to Blackheath Common. The 250 common is covered with footpaths taking you to lowland heathland, woodland and acid grassland. From the common you follow the Downs Link west towards Shalford. Here you pick up a lovely waterside footpath along the River Wey to take you back into Guildford.
For more walking ideas in the area see our Guildford Walks page.

Guildford to Chilford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Guildford to Chilford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

St Martha-on-the-Hill

The church ofSt Martha-on-the-Hill, dated to the 12th century

Chilworth Manor - geograph.org.uk - 547167

Chilworth Manor Large manor house in its own grounds at the southern foot of St Martha's Hill.

St Martha Hill

St Martha's Hill, an anciently volcanic knoll in the North Downs

Downs Link Footpath

Downs Link near St Martha's Hill

St Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth by Paul E Smith Geograph 2211315

Greyfriars monastery, Blackheath

Bridge Over the River Wey

Bridge Over the River Wey

Winter Moorings, Guildford - geograph.org.uk - 1055161

Winter Moorings, Guildford

St. Catherine's Lock, River Wey 4

St. Catherine's Lock, near Shalford

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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