Help connect Guildford
Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.
Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.
Give a hike and help get a for every one of Guildford’s Slow Ways.
Walk to Guildford from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Verify me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 197m||Descent 145m|
||Review me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 159m||Descent 124m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Double check||Distance 19km/12mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 100m||Descent 86m|
||Survey me||Distance 20km/12mi||Ascent 286m||Descent 316m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 47m||Descent 39m|
||Review me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 74m||Descent 91m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 242m||Descent 190m|
||Review me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 287m||Descent 243m|
||Verify me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 43m||Descent 55m|
||Verify me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 47m||Descent 43m|
48% of Guildford’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
15 people have contributed to Guildford’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
3 people have surveyed a route in Guildford
144km out of 228km have been walked and reviewed
277km of reviews have been shared in Guildford
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....
The first third or so follows the River Wey and Wey Arun canal and from Bramley it follows the old railway line which ran from Guildford to Horsham....
This part is quite a large ascent up Pewley hill but otherwise it's a fair easy walk, the path near Albury can get very narrow and overgrown....
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...
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....
You climb a bit to Guildford, but you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Surrey Hills before the descent into Guildford central, quite long and steep....
The route was mostly flat running along side the River Wey....
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....
Pleasant walk along the Wey Navigations - looking out over lots of green - and then through farmland, woodland and along a lake....
It can't be helped but the final mile or so into Woking isn't as pretty but I'm not sure there's a pretty way into Woking. There is a temporary issue which is right at the start you can't get to the river from the station at the moment because of works on a new bridge, however if you turn left from the station down Walnut Tree Close there is a little alley down to the river not far along....
The path to the south with views of the North Downs and open countryside starts a bit closer to Guildford with paths leading across to it from around the pylons....
A generally flat route following much of the River Wey/Wey Navigation towpath from Guildford Station to Woking Station....
Another issue, around Wood Street village, it appears to go along the train line for a bit..... fixable, the path loops south of the train line....
I do not expect this route to survive, it is here to give options for anyone wanting to go Ash Vale through to Guildford who arrives when ranges are closed.......
A short section of the route crosses a firing range which is permanently closed off and not accessible to non military personnel at any time. Therefore, the route doesn't really work. Would be a lovely route if not for that!...
It's a very flat and direct walk and one could easily access it by following the North Down signs....
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....
The proposed route seems to run straight through the army’s major training ground and shooting ranges....
This is an attractive route on major paths, with excellent views over Surrey and West Sussex. from St Martha’s Hill and Newlands Corner. Surfaces should be fine for walkers when dry, though the parts on the North Downs can become muddy in winter and very wet periods...
If the flags are up, you can walk along the edge of the military land just outside the Fence from east of the Basingstoke canal at Ash Vale then north east near Wyke common until you pick up the slow way again....
Slow Ways added Aldgui one, a new walk from Aldershot to GuildfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ashgui one, a new walk from Ash Vale to GuildfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Brogui one, a new walk from Brookwood to GuildfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Godgui one, a new walk from Godalming to GuildfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Guicra one, a new walk from Guildford to CranleighWalk this route
Slow Ways added Guieas one, a new walk from Guildford to East HorsleyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Guirip one, a new walk from Guildford to Ripley (Surrey)Walk this route
Guildford’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.23667° / -0.58014°
Easting / Northing
499,219E / 149,568N
Routes to/from Guildford
Use our new routing feature to find a route to or from this place.
I want to go:
Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Guildford's meeting point
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Accommodation < £50
Mobility scooter hire
Off-road wheelchair hire
"Walkers are Welcome" town