GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Silent Pool

1 miles (2 km)

This tranquil lake in the North Downs has a pleasant circular walkway and surrounding woodland trails. You can start your walk from the parking area just off the A25, a few miles east of Guildford.
The pool is a popular destination with an eerie stillness and folklore tales. It is saidKing Johnon his horse abducted awoodcutter'sdaughter who was forced into the deep water and drowned.
If you'd like to extend your walk you can follow the woodland trail north from the pool and link up with the North Downs Way. You could then continue to the nearby Newlands Corner. Albury Park is also nearby and is also great for walking.
The Fox Way long distance circular trail visits the Albury Estate and the Silent Pool. It will take you on a tour of the countryside, woodland and canals surrounding Guildford.


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

Silent Pool OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Silent Pool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Silent Pool, near Shere - - 108322

Silent Pool, near Shere. A spring line pool at the foot of the North Downs. It gets its name supposedly from the murder here of a young girl by King John. Since then, no birds are said to sing here. The pool has only dried out once due to drought in the last 30 years at least. The building is a thatched boathouse.

The Boxwood from Silent Pool - - 993306

The Boxwood from Silent Pool. North Downs scarp slope, with large expanses of harvested cereal fields, rising to the wooded heights. The Downs rise here from some 80 to 220 metres amsl.

Silent Pool Vegetation - - 589138

Silent Pool Vegetation. Bright green growth on the floor of the Silent Pool is easily seen through the clear water. The pool is about 3 feet deep here and lies on the chalky North Downs spring line.

Sherbourne Pond - - 2720512

Sherbourne Pond. This small pond lies just to the south of the Pool.

Albury Downs - - 993317

Albury Downs, just north of the pool. Immediately north-west of Sherbourne Farm, looking over harvested cereal field towards The Boxwood and the wooded crest of the North Downs.

North Downs Way, Clandon Wood - - 3202077

North Downs Way, Clandon Wood. A view of the woodland north of the site.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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