Blackheath Common and Chilworth Gunpowder Mills Circular

MODERATE 10 reviews

Blackheath Common and Chilworth Gunpowder Mills Circular is a 7.7 kilometer loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 222 m Route Type: Loop





partially paved


no shade

historic site

A circular walk around the footpaths and lanes of the Surrey Hills taking in Blackheath Common, the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, the Tilling Bourne (a small tributary to the River Wey) and the picturesque village of Albury. A wonderful mix of woodland, heath, fields, riverbanks and lanes there is something for everyone on this walk. Much of the walk is relatively flat, with only a couple of steady gradients and there are just three stiles all of which are low and have gaps at the side to allow dogs to pass through easily. Some of the paths can be a little narrow and overgrown so you might want to think twice about wearing shorts unless you're immune to nettles and brambles! The surfaces are pretty good but of course are likely to be muddy in wet weather. Approximate time 3 hours.

16 days ago

more road walking than expected and definitely too many nettles for shorts

5 months ago

Really enjoyable walk with lots of variety. We took our dog who enjoyed the paddles in the Tillingbourne, especially during our coffee stop at the Drummond Arms. We did the walk in dry conditions and still found it to be quite challenging for a 2-boot walk, with quite a lot of up and down. In wet conditions the path down the hill to Chilworth would be very muddy so be prepared for that. Our dog had to be on the lead quite a lot due to road traffic and livestock, but there were plenty of off-lead opportunities too.

8 months ago

Good walk and think it will be better in the summer (with a picnic!).

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A lovely walk. Great, varied scenery. The directions were excellent. The gap in the fence mentioned in the penultimate paragraph is actually a staggered wooden fence but apart from that minor detail, everything was very clear.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Great walk but a bit slippery on downhill footpaths due to the previous wet weather. Found out a bit of history I did not know. Really enjoyed it

Friday, September 02, 2011

Great walk. We liked the circular track and the different areas of the walk from waterside to woodland. We also had lunch in a pub in Albury

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