Silent Pool and Saint Martha's Hill Circular is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Shere, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round.

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A circular walk in the Surrey Hills, visiting a number of popular attractions including Silent Pool, a stretch of the North Downs Way, Newlands Corner and St Martha's Hill and offering superb views. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a steep climb up to the top of the North Downs. Several of the paths can be muddy and some of the chalk slopes can be very slippery when wet so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the winter months). You will need to negotiate some steps, one kissing gate and two stiles (both of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through). There is just one field, at the end, that may be holding livestock with the rest of the route following paths through heath and woodland. The route crosses two busy roads so take particular care at these points. Allow 3 hours. There are public toilets and refreshment available at Newlands Corner (waypoint 2). Albury Vineyard is located alongside the car park at the start and end of the walk and offers wine tasting on most Saturdays (check the vineyard website for details). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

The walk starts and finishes from the Silent Pool free car park (which has width restrictions making it suitable for cars only). The car park is about 5 miles south east of Guildford and is accessed from the A25, just opposite the junction with the A248. Approximate post code GU5 9BW. The Silent Pool car park can be very busy at peak times, in which case the walk can be easily adjusted to start at the other car parks on the way round. Newlands Corner car park is also on the A25 (with a fee of 4 per day - correct 2016), and you can start the directions from the section called Newlands Corner to Keepers Cottage. Alternatively, the St Martha's Hill car park on Guildford Lane is free and tends to be a little quieter with nearest post code GU5 9BG. (If you are starting here, start the directions within the section called St Martha's Church to Water Lane).

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Charley McCarthy
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Silent Pool hill much steeper than expected. Ended up cutting walk short.

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Karen Casterton
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Silent pool is stunning. Some lovely views along the way. A good distance and done nice inclines. Reminded about traffic too much for my liking though

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Bea Mate
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janet bessant-marsh
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Lovely walk not muddy. Interesting scenery with stunning views when you reach the church. Love the silent pool, the Indian kitchen and the vineyard look worth a return visit as sadly they were closed.

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Sophie Dix
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Lovely. Busy lockdown Sunday but never felt too busy. Lovely views and not too muddy

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Mark Haller
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Love it. A little muddy but perfectly passable. Nice to come in winter rather than summer as last time :-) hardly a soul about!

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Rachel Harper
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A great walk with some awesome views. it is a bit muddy in places at present but it doesn't detract from the walk. Convinced Silent Pool to open their shop up specially when we reached the end so BONUS!

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David Scott
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Fantastic Walk with Gin at the end

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Lewis Jones
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Jamie Burrell
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Matt Heal
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Great hike with great views!

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Steve Lee
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yasmin greig
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Lovely walk, massive hill at the start but worth it for the views. Great end at silent pool distillery also

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michelle elphick
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nice up hill start to get your heart rate up lol really pretty views, very muddy though but other then that really nice and quiet

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Steven Donhue
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Mazie Alden
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Great walk, very steep hill though! Dog loved it and the water is beautiful!!

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Alex Worth
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Muuuudy

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Ella Flemyng
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Great variety in scenery with a mix of woodland & fields. Some hills that get the heart pumping. Church was the high point. Toilets along the way too. Was muddy but that’s expected for this time of the year.

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Ian Meakins
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Great

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Beth Townley
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Samantha Taylor
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Amanda Mascarenhas
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Lovely walk with varied terrain. Beautiful views of the Surrey hills. Nice picnic spot at Martha’s hill. Route was very muddy, walking boots/wellies are a must!

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George land
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Very hilly lovely views good terrain, good walk

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Mike van Schalkwyk
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Dmitrii Makarenko
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Barry Welsh
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Andrew Burbridge
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Rhiannon Lewis
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