This lovely beauty spot on the North Downs is great for walking with a number of footpaths to try. There's several nice woodland trails and open chalk downland with wonderful views over the Surrey Hills. This circular walk starts from the excellent Newlands Corner Visitor centre where you will find information, a cafe, picnic tables and a car park. It's located just a few miles east of Guildford town centre so is easily accessible. The walk follows the North Downs Way and other footpaths around the visitor centre. You'll visit Albury Downs and Walnut Tree Bottom with lots of opportunities to sit on one of the many benches and soak in the splendid views.
It's a great area for flora and fauna. In the summer the grassland is covered with a variety of wildflowers. In the woodland area you may see roe deer, green woodpeckers, nuthatches and tawny owls.
If you would like to extend your walk then you could follow the North Downs Way to the nearby St Martha's Hill. Our 9 mile circular walk from the pretty village of Shere visits the hill after passing Newlands Corner.
Also nearby is Chantry Wood where there are some more nice woodland trails and meadows to explore. From here you can enjoy a climb to Pewley Down.
PostcodeGU4 8SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Newlands Corner Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Newlands Corner Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Newlands Corner OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Newlands Corner Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Newlands Cafe is conveniently located right next to the car park. They do a good range of snacks and meals at reasonable prices. There's some tables outside for finer days too.
Just across the road is the Plucky Pheasant. There's a lovely large garden area here with fine views across the North Downs countryside. They also have a shop selling giftware and a selection of jams, chutneys and pickles all made on the premises.
With its hill climbs and woodland trails the area is ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets on a fine day. The two cafes mentioned above are also dog friendly.