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Farnham

Surrey


Slow Ways linking Farnham and Aldershot, Bentley, Bordon, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Hook

England / Surrey / Farnham

Farnham’s eight Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 6/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Walk to Farnham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bentley—Farnham
Benfar one Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 96m Descent 122m
Bentley—Farnham
Benfar two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 52m Descent 78m
Bordon—Farnham
Borfar one Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 200m Descent 209m
Farnham—Aldershot
Farald one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 119m Descent 142m
Farnham—Aldershot
Farald two Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnham—Aldershot
Farald three Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnham—Godalming
Fargod one

Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 285m Descent 307m
Farnham—Godalming
Fargod two

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 83m Descent 45m
Farnham—Godalming
Fargod three Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 350m Descent 332m
Farnham—Guildford
Fargui one Survey me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 286m Descent 316m
Farnham—Guildford
Fargui two Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Farnham—Haslemere
Farhas one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 399m Descent 316m
Fleet—Farnham
Flefar one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 132m Descent 146m
Fleet—Farnham
Flefar two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 117m Descent 124m
Hook—Farnham
Hoofar one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 212m Descent 196m

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Collective progress

50% of Farnham’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

15/15

drawn

10/15

reviewed

3/15

surveyed

2/15

verified

11 people have contributed to Farnham’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Farnham

138km out of 211km have been walked and reviewed

259km of reviews have been shared in Farnham

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James Butcher took this photo on Borfar one

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Lovely walk from Farnham through pathways I never knew existed after three years of living here....

James Butcher

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I'm familiar with Alice Holt to Bordon half since earlier, it is nice but can have some muddy spots in winter. Today I walked the Farnham to Alice Holt half. It is generally easy to follow, quiet bridleways and a few roads....

Carlthered

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There is a bit of an incline to negotiate, since the walk starts and ends at river height (River Wey), but climbs to follow just south of and parallel to the Hogs Back ridge....

V96GLF

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I walked this route at the end of February and although it had been reasonably dry, quite a few sections cross cultivated fields which were muddy and slippery in places. On the outskirts of Farnham, where you cross Crondall Lane the route passes through a new housing estate with no obvious footpath signage at the western end although there is a sign at the other end opposite the University buildings....

Walker1

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An interesting and varied route starting with an urban street section in Aldershot then sandy open heathland leading to the parkland of Farnham Park and finally attractive side streets into Farnham town centre. There is a very steep ascent to the exit from the heathland into the side streets of Upper Hale and then a gentle decent down through Farnham Park past the Castle....

Walker1

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Route starts near to the train station and entails walking along a busy road but you soon leave this for quieter roads. Walk follows North Downs Way through beech and oak woods. There is a bunkhouse at Puttenham for accommodation....

Lizbiz70

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A few short sections on some very quiet country roads and a small number of busy road crossings. We walked it in June 2022 and the last section into Guildford was closed part way along the river wey. However you could cross a bridge to the main road and follow that the last few 100 metres into town...

Dannyash

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Jon Edwards surveyed Farnham

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Some of the route is very pretty (it traverses some beautiful woodland and fields), however, many of the paths were overgrown and almost impassable....

DaniellaBeth

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DaniellaBeth took this photo on Flefar one

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This route has lovely scenery and was easy to follow for most of the way, especially as a large section of it is along St Swithun's Way, which is clearly marked for the most part. The only trouble I had was with the various lanes I was supposed to be walking once I'd arrived in Farnham - these perhaps need to be reviewed (or maybe I'm just terrible at map-reading!)....

DaniellaBeth

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DaniellaBeth took this photo on Benfar one

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I enjoyed walking this route a lot; the scenery was lovely on the whole and it went through a couple of very pretty villages. The biggest downside is the length of time you have to walk along a road when going through The Sands. Also, there are quite a lot of wooded portions, which may make some lone walkers feel a bit unsafe....

DaniellaBeth

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DaniellaBeth took this photo on Fargod one

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Graham Field surveyed Flefar two

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The route crosses army training grounds but no army personnel were observed, and there were no signs of any closures or warnings of any regular closures. The routes heads west of Tweseldown, but many other routes across the army training grounds exist....

Graham Field

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Graham Field took this photo on Flefar two

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Fleet—Farnham

Graham Field added Flefar two, a new walk from Fleet to Farnham

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Graham Field surveyed Flefar one

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This route contains stiles, gates, kissing gates, over grown sections, flights of wooden steps cut into the slope, walking alongside dangerous roads, crossing planks and muddy sections. The route requires a detour to avoid private land. It was nice to explore somewhere new, but I would not walk this route again....

Graham Field

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Graham Field took this photo on Flefar one

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I live locally and I took this route on Wednesday 9th June 2021 using GPS.. This walk was a pleasant surprise for me. It runs close to the A31, along side a railway line, passes a quarry and appears to have a long urban stretch through Wrecclesham and Farnham. None of this matters. The parts along the river are delightful and the route picks its way through pleasant paths and green areas of Farnham.. 1) The route is fairly safe...

Phil Smith

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I live locally and I took this route on Friday 7th May 2021.. 8) The route is fairly clear but there are a couple of junctions where I would have taken the wrong direction without GPS....

Phil Smith

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486peter surveyed Fargod two

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Farnham—Guildford

mark added Fargui two, a new walk from Farnham to Guildford

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Farnham—Aldershot

mark added Farald two, a new walk from Farnham to Aldershot

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Farnham—Aldershot

mark added Farald three, a new walk from Farnham to Aldershot

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This route crosses the A31 dual carriageway at a place where I expected a crossing but there is none....

486peter

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Farnham—Godalming

486peter added Fargod three, a new walk from Farnham to Godalming

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A nice part of the world, this route passes through a good mix of countryside and villages whilst avoiding busy roads....

486peter

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Farnham—Godalming

486peter added Fargod two, a new walk from Farnham to Godalming

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Farnham

Keren surveyed Farnham

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It's a very flat and direct walk and one could easily access it by following the North Down signs....

ykexplores

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(a) Godalming to Eashing: use route via River Wey footpath from Borough Road, end of Peperharow Road, footpath via Milton Wood to Hurtmore Bottom, then bridleway to Eashing....

486peter

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Bentley—Farnham

Slow Ways added Benfar one, a new walk from Bentley to Farnham

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Bentley—Farnham

Slow Ways added Benfar two, a new walk from Bentley to Farnham

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Bordon—Farnham

Slow Ways added Borfar one, a new walk from Bordon to Farnham

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Farnham—Aldershot

Slow Ways added Farald one, a new walk from Farnham to Aldershot

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Farnham—Godalming

Slow Ways added Fargod one, a new walk from Farnham to Godalming

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Farnham—Guildford

Slow Ways added Fargui one, a new walk from Farnham to Guildford

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Farnham—Haslemere

Slow Ways added Farhas one, a new walk from Farnham to Haslemere

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Fleet—Farnham

Slow Ways added Flefar one, a new walk from Fleet to Farnham

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Hook—Farnham

Slow Ways added Hoofar one, a new walk from Hook to Farnham

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Farnham, Sat 24 February

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Farnham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU8398946875

Lat / Lon

51.21491° / -0.79887°

Easting / Northing

483,989E / 146,875N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Farnham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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