GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St Martha's Hill

2 miles (3 km)

This circular walk visits the lovely St Martha's Hill in the North Downs, near Guildford. From the high points there are tremendous views of the Surrey Hills and Newlands Corner.
The walk starts from the St Martha's Hill, Guildford Lane Car Park, just east of the hill. You then follow the North Downs Way to the high point and the 19th century church of St Martha's. The hill summit stands at574 feet (175m) and commands wonderful views of the surrounding area. There are also a number of nice woodland trails, attractive grassland and a number of interesting plants.
If you'd like to extend your walk then you could visit the nearby Newlands Corner for more great views and woodland footpaths. Our 9 mile circular walk from the pretty village of Shere visits the hill after passing Newlands Corner.
Just to the west is Chantry Wood where there are some more nice woodland trails and meadows to explore. From the eastern end of the woods you can enjoy a climb to Pewley Down.
Footpaths leading south from the hill will take you to Blackheath Common where there's nice footpaths and cycle trails to follow through the attractive heathland and woodland.

St Martha's Hill Postcode

GU5 9BQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

St Martha's Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St Martha's Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


St Martha's Hill, Chilworth - - 287645

St Martha's Hill church is capped with Carstone. This is a sandstone of the Folkestone Sands deposited around 100 million years ago. It was hardened when water with iron in it percolated downwards to form an iron oxide called limonite. Much of exterior of the church has been faced with locally quarried Carstone whose rusty colour can be seen in this photograph

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The hill viewed from Chilworth

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This wide sandy path on the hill doubles up here as parts of both Downs Link and North Downs Way. It is popular with cyclists, riders and walkers as it passes through heather and deciduous woodland.

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View from the nearby Chinthurst Hill towards the sandy-soiled and wooded St Martha's Hill with its landmark rebuilt (Victorian) church on top. In the foreground is Chilworth, a street village in the Tillingbourne Valley.


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