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Chinthurst Hill and The Grantley Arms Walk

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Guildford, Surrey, England

Chinthurst Hill and The Grantley Arms Walk is a 4 mile loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 534 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Views Wildlife Pub walk
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Getting There

A circular pub walk near Wonersh in Surrey. The walk begins with an (optional) loop up and around Chinthurst Hill, with its beautiful folly tower, bluebell woods and outstanding views. Next, you are taken on a journey on part of the Downs Link including a stretch of a disused railway (with remnants of an old station) and with lovely views of the surrounding Surrey Hills. The route is deliberately designed to allow you to stop at The Grantley Arms in Wonersh during the return leg, a historic inn and the perfect setting for mid-walk refreshments. The bulk of the walk follows well-made paths with only gentle gradients throughout. Some of the woodland stretches can be muddy. You will be sharing the old rail line path with cyclists so take care with children and dogs. There are a couple of kissing gates on route and a couple of steps (but no stiles). You will not be sharing the paths with any farm livestock, as the route does not cross any farm fields. The optional climb onto Chinthurst Hill includes some steep gradients with several flights of steps and two kissing gates, but the views are worth the climb if you can manage it. According to the Surrey Wildlife Trust website, pigs (within electric fencing enclosures) are sometimes used to graze the top of Chinthurst Hill. Allow 2 hours.

Wonersh is located just a few miles south of Guildford in Surrey. The walk starts and finishes from the free Wildlife Trust car park at Chinthurst Hill (with parking for about 20 cars). The car park is accessed from the road between Shalford and Wonersh, the B2128 Wonersh Common Road. Heading south from Shalford, ignore the left turn to Dorking and Chilworth and, soon afterwards (and directly opposite the Waverley Borough sign on your left), you will find the car park entrance on your right. Approximate post code GU5 0PR.

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Tom Tom
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Hiking

Steep hill to start with which is generally flat for the rest of the walk. Beautiful views of surrounding area. More street walking than expected.

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Sarah Lally
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nice enough walk but a bit too much through woodland for my personal taste; view at the top was great though!

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Kate Almond
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A lovely little trail of you are looking to get out in the fresh air for a few hours. We chose to go up and down the hill before starting the train around. Very quiet and peaceful, not busy at all. Car park was easy to find and not busy.

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Renee Baylis
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HikingMuddy

Great walk and the views from the top are well worth the steep but short climb. Quite muddy along one of the tracks despite not much rain, so I’m not sure I’d want to be doing it after lots of rain. Good directions and will definitely do it again.

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Tracey Miller
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lovely family walk, steep hill at the beginning, followed by a pleasant walk through a very old quaint village, very easy, lots to see on the way round. definitely recommend for anyone looking for a light stroll.I would probably do the walk first then the hill and have a picnic at the top of the hill, that would be the cherry on the top.

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Alicia Paige
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HikingMuddy

Lovely walk, it’s a steep incline to the top but lovely once you get there. I recommend stopping on the bench and doing 5 minutes of mindfulness because it’s very calm at the top. Coming back down is a little steep and at times muddy so appropriate footwear is needed. The public bridlepath was very very muddy but it has been rainy over the last few days. Just before the bridlepath theirs a field with horses, they were friendly and approached the gate when I called so you may get lucky if they are in the field and you like animals. The only part I disliked was the walk through the housing area, the first bit was pretty as they were all old houses but just before you go into public footpaths there’s an estate but this was only a 30 minute walk out of the whole trail. Overall good walk and I would do it again.

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Louise Miller
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Hiking

Lovely walk for a sunny winter's day. The walk up to the tower is immediate and a rather steep hill. You are aided by some steps, but once you make it to the top it's well worth the detour! Fabulous views all around and a stone showing you points of interest nearby. The rest of the walk was a nice mixture of woodland, village, countryside and road. A real variety of environments, and some really interesting points in the description to look out for. Very muddy in a number of areas but you'll be fine with hiking boots or wellies. Took around 2 hours, really enjoyed it, will definitely be doing this one again :)

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Michele Dodd
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Hiking

Loved this walk on a fresh November day. Parked in the village of Wonersh to start our walk from The Grantley Arms. Lots of trails through woodland. Steep climb to the tower at Chinthurst Hill but worth it for the views. Lovely to see the old railway station of Bramley and Wonersh. Wonersh village beautiful and the Grantley Arms all ready for Christmas and welcomes dogs. Would like to do this walk in the Spring/Summer.

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Elizabeth Freeman
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Hiking

Fantastic detailed directions. Lovely views and great for walking the dogs with minimal road work. We started and finished at the Grantley Arms pub as we wanted to finish with lunch - delicious Sunday Roast!

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Nick Harrington
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Lae Monier
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Hiking

a nice walk. it goes through the village so be prepared for a good track to be on public road.

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Amy Amy
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Hiking

Great views and not much road noise. Nice cut through a small village with interesting buildings and a great pub for lunch.

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Aaran Lawley
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Excellent walk, was a beautiful day. Agree the suburban cut through wasn't great but this 5minute walk is nothing compared to the beauty of the other hour and half.

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simon simon
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Really good directions, like the pub on the way, you could start and finish there.

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Nicola Hall
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Lovely walk with great views. Good instructions. We did miss the path down Chinthurst Hill to Southfold Stables but knew the area well so could hook back into the instructions a little later. Grantley Arms highly recommended!

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Stephen+Kiley Stephen+Kiley
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lovely walk with the children despite the weather. The pigs are no longer at Chinthurst Hill 😭

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Meg Green
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Lovely, varied walk. Great views from Chinthurst Hill and interesting trail on disused railway line.

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Amy Hunt
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Emma Dawson
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Annalisa Timbrell
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Joe Noble
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Rob Melling
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Freya Holmes
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Ryan Fashoni
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Michele Dodd
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Neila Neila
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Ross Connell
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