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Gomshall Mill and Netley Park Walk is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Partially paved

River

Views

Wildlife

Historic site

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from Gomshall Mill in Gomshall, Surrey. Gomshall Mill is a timber-framed mill dating back to Medieval times and has been lovingly converted to a wonderfully atmospheric pub. The walking route follows an old lane to the adjacent village of Shere before climbing high into the North Downs to explore Netley Park, an old estate now managed by the National Trust. There's plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way plus spectacular views once you're up on the North Downs. The walk follows a mixture of pavements plus woodland tracks, the latter of which are very uneven and can get fairly muddy after rain/in winter so good waterproof boots are recommended. There is one fairly steep, long and strenuous climb into the North Downs plus an equivalent descent, but the paths are all reasonably wide and there are no gates or stiles to negotiate (just a handful of steps). Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Gomshall is located on the A25, between Guildford and Dorking. The walk starts and finishes at Gomshall Mill, which is on the main A25 in the centre of the village. The pub has its own large car park just behind the mill. Approximate post code GU5 9LB.

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Adam Day
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Hiking

Good short walk, quite shaded with two short climbs that will warm your calves. Some great British scenery and pretty villages with lovely local pubs on the route!

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Ranv S
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Walking

This trail has got to be one of the most beautiful and varied walks we've done in the Surrey Hills and one that is quite quiet as well (for now). starting off in Gomshall along the pub you walk through lanes of lovely old houses into the next village of Shere, exploring the grounds of church and the village. it then changes dramatically on the sunken trail up into the hills, gradually getting steeper right to the top of the hills with pillboxes from the war and an absolutely stunning view with a bench that is perfectly positioned to admire the views and for a rest with a flask of tea and goodies. that view (for us it was a sunny clear day) was just incredible. the walk back down was fairly quick and not steep.

Neil D.
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Hiking

Note: Climbing up the north downs (either direction) isn’t “easy”.

Renee Baylis
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Hiking

Really lovely walk. Long uphill to start but not a problem to do. If you’re walking with dogs be aware there is quite a lot of road walking. And the muddy bits were still muddy despite it being a hot August day and not much rain recently. Only for a short stretch though. Lovely views.

laura oconnell
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Lovely walk with scenic views from both sides of the valley. We ended up staying on the path north of the open field on the north side of the valley longer than I think we were supposed to, then coming down a quiet lane which brought us to the A25 almost by the Gomshall Mill pub. So you can shorten the A25 section.

Christine Warren
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First to Review

Rather strenuous walk uphill from Shere. Nice walk overall, lots of facilities in Shere if required.

Sarah Irving
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Alicia Naisby
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Helen Naisby
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Richard Cusden
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Jessica Leonard
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Matt F.
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Deborah Smeesters
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Oliver Fifield
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Rachael Rance
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Thorsten E
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Ben Cummins
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Kate Wilford
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D A
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Phil Guest
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Cas Paice
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Robert Lancup
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Jasmine Inman
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Rob Spence
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Rochena Draper
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Gary Wakeman
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Petra Beckers
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Kevin Whaley
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James York
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Deon Naidoo
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