GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newlands Corner

2 miles (3.5 km)

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.


GU4 8SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


North Downs Way at Newlands Corner - - 233971

The footpath continues down the hill and into the next grid square at this Surrey Hills 'beauty spot.'

Newlands Corner, on Albury Downs - - 460461

Bench and viewpoint at Newlands Corner, on Albury Downs. A view over a hazy Weald from the top of the North Downs before the crowds have arrived. Newlands Corner is a "honeypot" on the A25 which attracts thousands of bikers, cyclists, motorists riders and walkers to its cafe, visitor centre and views from the grassy hillside. On a clear day, the South Downs are visible, 30 miles to the south.

Newlands Corner Sculpture - - 460448

Sculpture at the site. This is one of many similar wooden sculptures which have appeared around this area of Surrey - the North Downs and Surrey Hills areas - in recent years. Around are a small meadow and deciduous trees on this North Downs hilltop.

Flower Bank, Newlands Corner - - 460438

Flower Bank, Newlands Corner. This large area of roadside verge on the A25 is carpeted in ?ox-eye daisies. A vintage London bus happened to pass by too!


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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