Ash ValeGuildford

Ashgui four
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By mark on 01 May 2021


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Description

This route bypasses the Ash Ranges to the South, going along the canal. If the ranges are open, you can go straight across them and have a route that feels like open moorland.

This route follows the canal to Ash (you can hug the ranges by crossing the canal at Ash Vale), then makes its way through a residential area to pick up an old railway line that used to connect Guildford to Farnham. The path follows the railway line (adding a few hundred metres just for the novelty) before doglegging to Ash Green Lane. You could follow the B3411 from Ash toward Ash station instead, and then use the A323 to go east past a pub if you prefer, then head south, passing west of East Wyke farm to pick up the path.

The route follows the Christmas Pie trail and heads into Wood Street village, on the outskirts of Guildford. There are a couple of nice pubs here.

Finally, the route makes a beeline into Guildford, going through Park Barn for a few hundred metres and passing by the Cathedral which gives good views over the town. If you'd rather avoid Park Barn (an area which doesn't have the best local rep, mostly undeservedly), continue east from Wood Street village and head for Woodbridge Hill (lots of traffic there).

If you're tiring, you can follow the road south of the cathedral, and enter Guildford Station from a door on the west side of the track

This route bypasses the Ash Ranges to the South, going along the canal. If the ranges are open, you can go straight across them and have a route that feels like open moorland.

This route follows the canal to Ash (you can hug the ranges by crossing the canal at Ash Vale), then makes its way through a residential area to pick up an old railway line that used to connect Guildford to Farnham. The path follows the railway line (adding a few hundred metres just for the novelty) before doglegging to Ash Green Lane. You could follow the B3411 from Ash toward Ash station instead, and then use the A323 to go east past a pub if you prefer, then head south, passing west of East Wyke farm to pick up the path.

The route follows the Christmas Pie trail and heads into Wood Street village, on the outskirts of Guildford. There are a couple of nice pubs here.

Finally, the route makes a beeline into Guildford, going through Park Barn for a few hundred metres and passing by the Cathedral which gives good views over the town. If you'd rather avoid Park Barn (an area which doesn't have the best local rep, mostly undeservedly), continue east from Wood Street village and head for Woodbridge Hill (lots of traffic there).

If you're tiring, you can follow the road south of the cathedral, and enter Guildford Station from a door on the west side of the track

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Ash Vale
Grid Ref SU8926853324
Lat / Lon 51.27208° / -0.72171°
Easting / Northing 489,268E / 153,324N
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Guildford
Grid Ref SU9921949568
Lat / Lon 51.23667° / -0.58014°
Easting / Northing 499,219E / 149,568N
What3Words shall.swift.calculating

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Dan Barron

04 Apr 2024 Spring

We walked this from Guildford to Ash Vale. The central parts of the route were really muddy but we have had huge amounts of rain in the last month.

It was easy to navigate although we did have to go through one field of crops where the farmer had not reinstated the correct path (just after crossing under the railway between Backside Common and West Flexford Lane), it would have been easier to walk the perimeter of the field instead.

Train stations at each end make this an easy route to get to and from and the final stretch just before Ash Vale provided an absolutely beautiful stretch up the canal which I really enjoyed.


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