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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Saturday Walk 1 - Guildford to Farnham (Book 2 Walk 12)

Book 2 Walk 12 - Guildford to Farnham
13.8 miles/22.2km
4 out of 10

This is a walk of two halves, with gentle countryside in the morning, passing by the Watts Gallery to lunch at Puttenham.  The afternoon route heads up into the wilder Surrey Heathlands, a vast area of woods, sandy grassland and heather-covered moors.

Trains: 9:45 Portsmouth & Southsea train from London Waterloo, arriving at Guildford at 10:23.  Return from Farnham at xx28/xx58.  Buy a day return to Farnham - recent experience is that this is accepted by the ticket barriers at Guildford station.

LunchThe Good Intent, Puttenham, serves food until 2:30pm, tel 01483 810387, located 5.2 miles/8.3km into the walk.  An early option is the tearoom at the Watts Gallery (3.4 miles/5.5km), which serves soups/sandwiches at lunchtime.  And an alternative to the Good Intent is to stop 300m before at the Harvester pub on the B3000.

The traditional place for tea in Farnham is the Bush Hotel, 300m past the station, but there are many other options in Farnham's picturesque town centre.

T=2.12

3 comments:

Walker said...

The heather should be at its best in the second half this walk. It can be quite a spectacle

Anonymous said...

I think the shop at Loseley Park is open for ice creams etc...

Anonymous said...

n=12-approx w=dry-and-shady-in-the-woods. 2 joined at lunchtime, 1 having taken an alternative route and 1 on a later train. 1 other late walker dropped out at Watts Gallery. Pleasant morning, nice heather on the heathland, good lunch, a few too many roads in the afternoon for my liking.