GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pewley Down

6 miles (10 km)

This walk visits the Pewley Down viewpoint near Guildford. The route includes a canal-side stretch and a visit to Chantry Woods, before climbing the hill.
The walk starts on the River Wey Navigation Canal near to the train station in Guildford. You follow the Wey South Path along the canal to Shalford Park where you pick up the North Downs Way. Follow it east and it will take you through Chantry Wood. The woods have some nice trails to try and pretty bluebells in the spring.
Just before you reach Halfpenny Lane you turn north west and follow the Mile Path bridleway up to Pewley Down. From here there's nice views over the surround North Downs countryside and woodland.
To extend the walk you can enjoy a climb to St Martha's Hill which is located just to the east of Chantry Wood. There's more great views over the Surrey Hills from here.

Pewley Down OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pewley Down 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 anattractive 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 18thcentury 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 flourafterwards.
The circular Godalming Walk starts from the nearby town and climbs to the hill before exploring the surrounding area on various waymarked trails.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Downs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Memorial Stone, Pewley Down - - 639596

Memorial Stone, Pewley Down. Donated by the former Friary Brewery, the memorial also commemorates the fallen of WW1. In the distance is South Warren Farm and the Chantries. The site is an example ofchalk downland, and has several species of rare flowering plants, includingpyramidalandMan orchids. Invertebrates include 26 species of butterflies, including thesmall blueandchalkhill blue, and 119 species of bees, wasps and ants

Scholar's Trail, Pewley Down - - 639592

Scholar's Trail, Pewley Down. Surrey University's waymarked sign on the North Downs on the south edge of Guildford. Looking south-west towards Chantry Wood and Shalford.

Looking Across to Pewley Down, Surrey - - 1705744

Looking Across to Pewley Down. Photograph taken from the Pilgrims' Way. The bridleway, on the Down, joins the Pilgrims'Way about 600 yards to the east of this location.

View From Pilgrims' Way, Near Guildford - - 1705280

View From Pilgrims' Way. Looking in the direction of Pewley Down. South Warren Farm is to the right of picture.

The North Downs Way (Pilgrims' Way), Chantry Wood - - 2075886

The North Downs Way (Pilgrims' Way), Chantry Wood

Along the Pilgrims' Way, Near Chilworth - - 1705732

Along the Pilgrims' Way, Near Chilworth


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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