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Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

Historic gunpowder mills in a pretty woodland setting with a guided trail.

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  • Hidden ruins

  • More than a 100 buildings to explore

  • Woodlands stream

  • Trail leaflets explaining history of the gunpowder mills


  • Blacksmith Lane, Vera's Path (next to Chilworth Infant School), GU4 8NQ.There are two visitor spaces opposite the Blacksmith Lane entrance

  • Downs Link Path on Lockner Farm Lane.

  • Downs Link Path and Vera's Path are both suitable for all but the side paths do get muddy in winter.


  • Picnic in the central picnic area

  • Put on your wellies and explore the smaller paths

  • Paddle in the stream by Sam's Snail sculpture

  • Count the toads on your walk

  • Find out more on our Heritage Open Days event every September

For a copy of the site management plan please contact the Countryside Team directly at countryside@guildford.gov.uk