Kingfisher on the Quay Waterside Walk

EASY 7 reviews

Kingfisher on the Quay Waterside Walk is a 5.8 kilometer loop trail located near Mytchett, Surrey, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.8 km Elevation Gain: 92 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching


partially paved




city walk

historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from Kingfisher on the Quay in Mytchett, Surrey. Tucked away alongside a beautiful lake, Kingfisher on the Quay is the perfect location for eats or libation, sit on the deck and enjoy the lake or relax inside by the roaring fires. The walking route takes you through the sprawling local villages and wildlife corridors, with chance to discover the River Blackwater and the Basingstoke Canal in all their glory. The walking route is relatively flat, with just a couple of gentle slopes. Most of the paths are surfaced and firm, but the towpath along the Basingstoke Canal is unmade and can get muddy after periods of rain and in the winter months. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, just a couple of flights of steps and few bridle gates. You will need to cross a railway at an unsignalled crossing point so look and listen for trains carefully before you cross. There are a few sections of road walking but these are through residential areas and all have pavements. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

4 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed this walk. It was exactly what we were looking for, a circular walk starting and finishing at the Kingfisher on the Quay, giving us a flavour of Frimley Green, and a nice walk along the Basingstoke Canal. It definitely isn’t a quiet walk in the country, but you can see that on the map. The first half mile is parallel to the dual carriageway. Then you cut across into the village and across the green, before turning down onto the canal. Along the canal we came across the miniature railway centre and canal visitor centre, both of which were very popular with children. We recommend the Kingfisher on the Quay. It is a lovely pub/restaurant with a unique location on the edge of the lake.

7 months ago

One star. Way too noisy and traffic heavy. All busy roads apart from the half mile along the canal which was lovely

Sunday, February 11, 2018

So We have mixed feelings about this walk, We are not dog owners so a bit of road walking doesn't put us off BUT this walk I think has a bit too much particularly at the end, walking along the canal was lovely and although the A331 was just literally there it didn't bother us

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Really enjoyed a lot of this walk especially alongside the canal (nice wide pathway). However there is a reasonably long stretch on a residential road which was a little boring.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Disappointing. Not very good at all. With dogs terrible.... Most part tar road.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Pleasant enough walk but very noisy walking alongside the A331

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