Tilford Birds and Bridges Circular

MODERATE 10 reviews

Tilford Birds and Bridges Circular is a 11.9 kilometer loop trail located near Farnham, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 11.9 km Elevation Gain: 329 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips

trail running


bird watching



partially paved



no shade

A picturesque walk taking in the Frensham Great and Little Ponds and the River Wey, discovering the medieval bridges at Tilford and enjoying an abundance of birds and wildlife. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout. The paths through the woodlands can get quite muddy after wet weather so good boots are recommended. Some of the paths are fairly narrow, there are no stiles on route but you will need to negotiate a few single gates, some footbridges and one kissing gate. There is one short section of road walking and a few road crossings that require care. All the paths are enclosed from adjacent fields so you will not be sharing the paths with any livestock. Allow 4 hours. There are public toilets at the Frensham Ponds Visitor Centre at the start of the walk. If you are looking for refreshments, the visitor centre has a snack bar, the Rural Life Centre (about 600m from waypoint 3) has a cafe and Tilford Village (4.5 miles into the walk at waypoint 5) has a village stores and The Barley Mow pub. 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.

12 days ago

Nice walk. Pretty flat after the first little bit. Has some nice views near the begining & then woodland/Riverside later on. Bumped into a tap room/craft brewery about 3/4 of the way round with picnic tables which was a good spot for lunch. Took more like 3 hours (rather than four). Note that parking at the great pond costs £4 (free to national trust - might only be a summer time cost). Also the Barley Mow is in Tilford (it seems to be marked on the wrong place on the map). Finally you don't actually walk past the museum for rural life on the route.

no shade
1 month ago

2 months ago

Lovely walk with a variety of surroundings. Woods, riverside, village, heathland. Not very strenuous except where walking on sand but quite a distance: we parked slightly south of the car park which added a mile total

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Lovely walk in glorious sunshine, the bluebells were stunning.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Enjoyable walk, very muddy in places but we expected that. Had a very nice lunch at the Little Pond Tern Cafe.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

good walk

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