Merrow Downs, Newlands Corner, St Marthas and Pewley Downs

Surrey

Summary

Distance/Elevation
9km (240m)
Difficulty
Moderate (2hrs 50mins)
Average time
2hrs 50mins
Parking
Plentiful & Free
Submitted
3 August 2021
  • Dog friendly
  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Refreshments kiosk
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Family friendly
  • Toilet
  • Potential overgrowth
  • Church/cathedral
  • Picnic area
  • Good phone signal
  • Campsite
  • Wildflowers/gardens
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Historic site
  • Unsheltered/exposed
  • Farmland
  • Great for running
 
Entrance to the Chantries
Entrance to the Chantries
  • Starting AddressMerrow Downs, Guildford, UK
Parking at Merrow Down
Parking at Merrow Down

Did you know

St Martha on the Hill, a listed grade 2 historic building, is the only church in Surrey to be on the Pilgrims’ Way. A 12th-century church existed in its place originally but after falling into ruin was rebuilt in 1848–50.

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In 1942 a prisoner of war camp was built on Merrow Down holding Italian and German prisoners. The huts were used after the war as temporary housing for local people before being demolished in the late 1950s.

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St Martha on the Hill
St Martha on the Hill
A Peacock butterfly on the mile path
A Peacock butterfly on mile path

Route Score

9

Stunning views all the way along the route from Newlands Corner and St Marthas to Pewley Downs

8

Newlands Corner can get quote busy, on sunny weekends particularly, but there is a lot of green space along the route

7

A mix of different surfaces along the route

8

St Martha on the Hill

The top of Pewley Downs
The top of Pewley Downs
Geoff climbing Mile Path
Geoff climbing Mile Path
Guildford Golf Club
Guildford Golf Club
Yvonne Arnaud Grave at St Martha on the Hill
Yvonne Arnaud Grave at St Martha on the Hill
The view of Guildford from behind Pewley Downs
The view of Guildford from behind Pewley Downs

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Cafe
  • Location on Route Approx 3km in
  • Address The Plucky Pheasant, Dorking Road, Guildford, UK

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The church high up on a hill ⛪️

St Martha’s Church is the highest point for absolutely miles around Guildford. Topping St Martha’s Hill, it looks out on the Surrey Hills and can be scene from footpaths down below in neighbouring villages.

Would you like to visit this incredible viewpoint?
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St Marthas Hill, Guildford
Acrylic on canvas

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Thanks to horizonimaginguk for allowing the use of their photo for this commission

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SHERE IS A BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

You may have seen this village in scenes from Bridget Jones, The Holiday or Beauty & the Beast as they were filmed there. 

How to get there: 

By car: Its an hour and ten mins drive from central London. You can park at the village car park its FREE! (Post code GU5 9JF) 

By rail: From London Victoria to Dorking station, then 32 bus to Shere Village Hall. 

From London Waterloo to Guilford, then 8 mins walk to Friary, then the 32 bus. 

Places to visit:

🍀 Shere Lane-  have a walk around to explore the stunning village, historic houses, shops and teahouses. 
⛪️St James Church- a beautiful English country church
🎁The Shere shop- a unique gift shop 
🥗The dubbling duck - a cute café/restaurant
🍦Shere Delights Shop- amazing icecream and coffee
🏞️Tillingbourne river- Walk along the river, where the ducks have their own house to chill.
 🌿Newlands Corner-gorgeous views on a hill

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