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Slow Ways linking Godalming and Cranleigh, Farnham, Guildford, Haslemere

Great Britain / Surrey / Godalming

Godalming’s four Slow Ways are 56% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 1/4

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Walk to Godalming from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Fargod one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 285m Descent 307m
Fargod two

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 83m Descent 45m
Fargod three Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 350m Descent 332m
Godcra one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 110m Descent 102m
Godgui one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 47m Descent 39m
Hasgod two Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Hasgod three Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

57% of Godalming’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









8 people have contributed to Godalming’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Godalming

99km out of 113km have been walked and reviewed

168km of reviews have been shared in Godalming

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It’s an absolutely splendid route, mostly off road, mix of woodland and farm tracks. The loop around at Witley takes you by a pub and bus stops, I think it is good to keep in the route as part of the Slow Way ethos - it could be shorted out if wanted....

Jane Taylor

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This is a very good route overall but … there is still an access problem, this time at Brook. I’ve made version Three which corrects the problem and makes a couple of improvement tweaks as well - recommend Hasgod Three! Photo shows where the route at Brook tries to go through someone’s garage and garden!...

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor added Hasgod three, a new walk from Haslemere to Godalming

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I found the approach to the station at Guildford traffic heavy, with some awkward crossing points - there are better low traffic ways to reach the towpath from the station; this could be put into a new version of the route in due course....

Jane Taylor

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Numerous footpaths allow for slight variations on the route but this is a solid link from Godalming to Haslemere that is pleasant, not too taxing for walkers (IMO) and has train stations at both ends....


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Slow Ways Cristie added Hasgod two, a new walk from Haslemere to Godalming

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As someone mentioned, the footpath to join the River is closed (this is March 2022), so I went on the A281 southwards and took the next footbridge to join the path. It is a very peaceful walk that should be suitable for most people, but there are a few muddy parts and one section that is not suitable for wheelchair users....


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Godalming surveyed Godalming

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The route was mostly flat running along side the River Wey....


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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....


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DaniellaBeth took this photo on Fargod one

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Blackheath surveyed Godgui one

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There is a delightful bistro at the start of the walk and a pub/restaurant half way along with a children's playground in the garden. The scenery is stunning and there is much of interest along the way including narrow boats, locks, a pill box and lots of wildlife. Part of the route runs along the old railway line and much of the path is National Trust land....


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Catherine B surveyed Godgui one

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486peter surveyed Fargod two

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


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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....


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

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From Godalming into Guildford cross the bridge over a small weir and continue straight ahead in front of the Guildford Rowing Club to a tall bridge. Rather than continuing left as marked, cross the bridge to the A281 Millbrook. Take footpath to left of the theatre, cross the bridge at the lock and continue back to the route. Once the Millbrook bridge reopens, some wheeled users may still find the route has challenges....

Catherine B

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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....


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

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Slow Ways added Godcra one, a new walk from Godalming to Cranleigh

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Slow Ways added Godgui one, a new walk from Godalming to Guildford

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Godalming, Mon 5 June



Godalming’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.18527° / -0.61575°

Easting / Northing

496,841E / 143,804N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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