GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Godstone Walks

4 miles (6 km)

Godstone is a very pretty village in Surrey with the typical English village green and cricket pitch. It's also surrounded by the lovely countryside of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge that crosses Kent and Surrey.
This circular walk from the village takes you to a series of pretty local ponds before climbing onto the Greensand Way at Tilburstow Hill. On the way there's some nice waterside stretches, woodland sections and good views from the high points.
The walk starts in the village centre and follows footpaths east to Bay Pond and Glebe Water. You then head south across Leigh Place Pond where you pick up the Greensand Way. Follow the waymarked footpath south west past Tilburstow Hill where there's some nice woodland trails.
After passing the common and hill the route turns north through Garston Park to return you to the village.

Godstone OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Godstone Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of the village you can pick up the North Downs Way National Trail. There's lot of nice hill climbs and woodland trails along this section of the path.
To the west of the village there's also Mercers Country Park. There's several pretty lakes and acres of attractive parkland to explore here. The circular walk from neighbouring Bletchingley visits the park. It also visits the Moors Nature Reserve, Redhill and Earlswood Common and Earlswood Lakes. Bletchingley is also worth exploring with a conservation area including several historic medieval properties.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Footpath, Godstone, Surrey - - 578747

Footpath, Godstone. This pleasant paved path, some 600 metres long in all, joins the village green to the church. The people here are returning towards the green. The path passes beside the large Bay Pond.

The 'White Hart', Godstone, Surrey - - 880484

The 'White Hart' pub in the village

Church Lane, Godstone, Surrey - - 578744

Church Lane, Godstone, Surrey Looking south from just outside the church lychgate onto this quiet road.

Glebe Water, Godstone, Surrey - - 578741

Glebe Water. Godstone is a great place for ponds: there are four within this gridsquare. This one, Glebe Water, is behind the churchyard, and appears to be short of water, although seconds after taking this photograph, a kingfisher was observed skimming over the surface.

Water birds at Bay Pond, Godstone - - 820055

Water birds at Bay Pond. A notice has been affixed asking people not to throw bread into the pond as it is causing pollution, but a certain section of the public takes no notice whatsoever and the birds, mainly Canada Geese, approach the bank whenever food is thrown.

Tilburstow Hill Common - - 1767658

Tilburstow Hill Common. View towards the footpath leading down to the B2236.

Mill Pond Leigh Place Godstone

Mill Pond Leigh Place

Posterngate Farm, South Godstone, Surrey - - 221446

Posterngate Farm, South Godstone, Surrey. Part of the extensive grounds of Posterngate Farm, where the many activities include the maintenance of a herd of pedigree Charollais, and a lake for trout fishing. There is even a small business park.

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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