Shere, The Silent Pool and the North Downs Way



5.5km (157m)
Moderate (1 hr 40 mins)
Average time
1 hr 40 mins
Moderate & Free
Route Advice

  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Village
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Family friendly
  • Vineyard
  • Bird spotting
  • Wildflowers/gardens
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Historic site
Albury Vinyard
  • Starting AddressShere Car Park, Shere, Guildford, UK

Did you know

For years, the village of Shere have been used prominently on the big screen, for productions requiring an idyllic, English-village backdrop. It has also appeared on several blockbuster films and TV productions including Bridget Jones and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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The Silent Pool is linked to a tale that says King John on his horse abducted a woodcutter's daughter who was forced into the deep water and drowned. According to the legend, the maiden can be seen at midnight.

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The Silent Pool
The Sherbourne Catholic Apostolic Church
Walking downhill towards the end next to Netley Park (National Trust)
Walking along the North Downs Way

Route Score





The River Tillingbourne running through Shere at the start of the walk.

Route Notes

Alternative quieter parking along the route can be found on Staple Lane (West Hanger, Staple Lane Car Park). You can also park at the Silent Pool although this also tends to be busy during peak times.

Bluebells flower along the North Downs Way in late April
The Albury Vinyard

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Cafe
  • Location on Route At the start
  • Address The Dabbling Duck, Middle Street, Shere, Guildford, UK