GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Farnham Walks

8 miles (13 km)

The Surrey town of Farnham has numerous choices for walkers. There's several woods, commons, hill climbs and waymarked trails to try. The town is also the starting point for the epic North Downs way which runs all the way to Canterbury.
This walk makes use of the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way to visit one of the highlights of the area at Frensham Country Park. The National Trust owned site includes the popular Frensham Ponds and lots of nice walking trails.
On the way you'll visit the River Wey, the Moor Park Nature Reserve, the attractive village of Tilford and Tilford Common. The route also passes close to the noteworthy Waverley Abbey.
Waverley was founded in 1128 as the first Cistercian Abbey in England. You can take a small detour from the route to explore the fascinating ruins which are now owned by English Heritage.

Farnham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Farnham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Farnham

  • Farnham Park - Visit the ruins of the 12th century Farnham Castle and enjoy a stroll through the adjacent medieval deer park on this easy walk in Farnham, Surrey.
  • Greensand Way - The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties
  • Frensham Ponds - This park is run by the National Trust and contains the lovely Frensham Ponds which attract a variety of rare birds such as the reed bunting, sedge warbler, great crested grebe, nightjars and woodlarks
  • Puttenham Common - Enjoy a peaceful walk through the woodland and heathland of Puttenham Common in the North Downs, near Guildford
  • St Swithun's Way - Follow the St Swithun's Way from Winchester to Farnham on this historical walk through the Hampshire and Surrey countryside
  • North Downs Way - This beautiful trail starts in Farnham, Surrey and heads east through the stunning North Downs to the historic city of Canterbury in Kent
  • Thursley National Nature Reserve - This lovely nature reserve has miles of boardwalks and footpaths taking you to fine heathland, ponds, lakes and deciduous woodland
  • Devil's Punch Bowl - This circular walk in the Surrey Hills AONB takes you through Hindhead Common, up Gibbet Hill and to the Devil's Punch Bowl - a large naturalamphitheatreand beauty spot
  • Hankley Common - Explore this large area ofheathlandand pine woodland on this walk near Elstead in Surrey
  • Waverley Abbey - This walk visits the ruins of Waverley Abbey in Farnham, Surrey
  • Crooksbury Hill - This short circular walk climbs to Crooksbury Hill near Farnham in Surrey.
    There's a car park directly below the hill where you can pick up a short trail to take you to the hill summit
  • Crondall - This attractive Hampshire village is located in the Hart District of the county
  • Tilford - This fine circular walk explores the area around the lovely Surrey village of Tilford
  • Bourne Woods Farnham - Enjoy a walk around these attractive woods in Farnham.


The Spotted Cow is located just to the west of Waverley Abbey in Lower Bourne. The pub is wonderfully located in a secluded setting and includes a 4 acre wooded garden. It's the perfect spot to relax outside on a warm day. You can find the pub at 3 Bourne Grove, Lower Bourne with a postcode of GU10 3QT for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north east is Aldershot where there's the Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve to explore. There's some easy lakeside trails, lots of wildlife and a lovely cafe to rest in here.


The Great Keep, Farnham Castle - - 384015

The Great Keep, Farnham Castle

The River Wey at Farnham - - 589340

The River Wey at Farnham

Stream in the Wey Valley - - 1217442

Stream in the Wey Valley

Greensand Way south-east of Farnham - - 294957

Greensand Way south-east of Farnham

Waverley Abbey lake - - 726883

Waverley Abbey lake

Tilford East Bridge

Tilford East Bridge

Frensham Little Pond - - 1011092

Frensham Little Pond

Frensham Great Pond - - 1011618

Frensham Great Pond

GPS Files

GPX File

Farnham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Farnham.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)