North Downs Way, Silent Pool and Shere


Lovely route that takes in some of the North Downs Way, Silent Pool Gin Distillery and then into the Village of Shere for refreshments before heading back up to the Netley Plantation and back to the Car Park.


6.33km (168m)
Moderate (90mins)
Average time
Moderate & Free
Route Advice

  • Dog friendly
  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Pub
  • Multiple pubs
  • Refreshments kiosk
  • Village
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Toilet
  • Vineyard
  • Mud likely when wet
  • Great for running
  • Starting AddressWest Hanger, Staple Lane Car Park, Staple Lane, Guildford GU5 9TE, UK

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Route Score


Really varied from enclosed ancient by ways to open fields and village life. Even has a ford for added amusement.


Mostly quiet - although the main A25 goes directly through the route - so road noise can be heard at times


Fairly average terrain, but steep going down off the North Downs way towards Silent Pool, and also back up to the car park later on from Shere.


This route features a few distractions if they are open! Including Silent Pool Gin Distillery, Albury Organic Vineyard and lots of interest in Shere itself.

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Kiosk
  • Location on Route Approx 4km in
  • Address Shere Delights, Middle Street, Shere, Guildford, UK