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Tillingbourne at work self guided walk

View to St Marthas from Albury

An undulating walk in the Surrey Hills, starting from Chilworth station and passing through farmland, woodland and parkland. 

The longer route is 7.5 miles and will take the average walker about 4 hours with extra time for stops. 

The shorter route is 4.5 miles and will take approximately 2 hours, again add extra time for stops.

The route crosses the Tillingbourne stream, which used to power a number of powder, paper and corn mills in the area. Part of the longer walk follows the Pilgrims Way, running from Winchester to Canterbury.

For alternative walks in this area take a look at the North Downs Way National Trail website(please note that the walks contained on this external website are promoted by The North Downs National Trail Office rather than by the County Council).

Start point: Chilworth station
Grid ref: TQ031472
Ordance Survey map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham

7.5 miles - longer route
4.5 miles - shorter route

Typical time: Allow at least 4 hours, with extra time for stops or detours - longer route
2.5 hours, with extra time for stops - shorter route
Footwear: Stout shoes, boots, wellingtons
Transport: For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit
Parking: There is no car parking available at the station. If travelling by car, park in car park on Guildford Lane to the east of St. Martha's Hill, and start the walk from point 6.
Refreshments: The route passes close to a number of pubs: The Percy Arms pub opposite Chilworth Station; the Drummond Arms, near to point D on the shorter route; the William IV at Little London, 5 minutes walk south of point 3 on the longer route. There are a number of pubs and shops in the village of Shere (a short walk from point 4).

To see the Tillingbourne at Work Right of Way walk map, click on the PDF below.

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2013
  • Andrew Saint
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