Countryside

Guildford is surrounded by countryside ideal for walking and cycling in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Countryside

There are some superb walks to be taken in the countryside, or along the River Wey.

Download the IFootpath App to follow walking routes on your phone. Also take a look at the Explore Surrey's countryside website for inspiration - or take a look at the National Trust Downloadable Walking Trails.

Contact the Guildford Tourist Information Centre for maps and books on walks in the area.

Find parks, gardens and countryside in the midst of the Surrey Hills. There is a total of 2600 acres of parks, countryside and open spaces to discover; 78 parks; 52 countryside areas and 32 children's playgrounds to explore and enjoy.

Visit Newlands Corner, Box Hill, Leith Hill to enjoy spectacular views from the county's high points. Why not take the challenge and cycle Box Hill, in the tire tracks of the Olympic Road Race.   There are plenty of Cycle Routes to follow on the TravelSmart webpages.  

You can take a tour around the parkland on Hatchlands Tree Walk with the gardener, looking at their ancient and rare trees - takes place on 3 May 2017.  Hatchlands Park is a riot of stunning colours in the Autumn - make a note in your diary to go on the Autumn Colour Walk on 19 October

Head for Chilworth and the Gunpowder Mills and explore the history of the area. 

If you are in Guildford Town Centre, you can be up on Pewley Downs in ten minutes and lose yourself in the beautiful views.  For rather less hill climbing walk along the River Wey by Millmead Island or head out to the Riverside Park and Nature Reserve - it has a perfect picnic area by a lake and you will not believe you are so close to a town as vibrant as Guildford!

Just take a look at this blog from PodCast to see the beauty of the Riverside Nature Reserve

If you are on a short break and in need of relaxation, why not take a view of the countryside from a completely different perspective, and hop aboard a boat on the Wey and Arun Canal, or cruise the Thames with French Brothers.

Why not download our Hand Held Tours app (at the bottom of this page) and go on the Guildford Historic Trail, the Newlands Corner and Shere Walk, or the River Wey Walk.