Past Meetup

St Martha on the hill and the Pilgrims way.

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This beautiful walk takes us from the historic town of Guildford and initially follows the river Wey path to a point where it picks up the Pilgrim's way. The path climbs up to the picturesque St Martha on the hill church where we have fine views as far as the South downs. The trail then passes through the beauty spot of Newlands Corner before arriving in the pretty village of Gomshall.

Meeting point. We will be meeting at London Waterloo Station at 09.00 underneath the main clock. we will be tacking the 09.30 train to Guildford arriving at 10.16, journey time 46mins

Cost £9.50 or a group of four travelling together, I cannot guarantee you will be in a group of four please see below. Organiser fee £5 total £14.50

Walk Details 17.1km 10.7miles, this is a moderate walk on hilly terrain on good paths. About 5hrs walking time.

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From Guildford station we walk through the town before heading south along the river Wey. Following the river we meet a small wooden bridge at a junction with the Pilgrims Way, a road which once followed by pilgrims from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Turning east we follow this trail which ascends to Chantry Wood and onto St Martha's hill, at the top of the hill we come across St Martha's Church a pretty little church in a spectacular location.

The views from the top are superb', on a clear day you can see as far as the South Downs. From the church we descend a sandy path into a small valley before climbing back up to the well known beauty spot of Newlands Corner. We enter a wooded area and continue to Hackhurst Down and pick up a small road which takes us to the pretty village of Gomshall, where you will have an option of joining us for something to eat and drink before returning to London.

By signing up to this meet up you agree to the following terms and conditions. http://www.meetup.com/GO-London/pages/Terms_And_Conditions/

Group tickets are normally available for groups of 3 or 4 adults traveling together. As you arrive at the meeting place I will send you in groups of four to the ticket office. Please arrive early as it cannot be guaranteed that we will have complete groups of 3 or 4. In these circumstances e.g. 2 persons or less you will unfortunately have to pay full fare