Albury - Blackheath - Albury

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Albury is a beautiful village, 5.5 miles from Guildford and 1.3 miles from the nearest railway station at Chilworth. This is a gentle walk, easy to navigate and offering something for everyone. The paths are wide and clear, often using bridleways, so be prepared to meet some horses, especially at the weekend. There is plenty for the birdwatcher: little egrets can be quite often seen around water in Surrey, the fish ponds and the streams that feed them halfway around the walk offer this opportunity. Tits and goldcrests can be seen in the fir trees on Blackheath, which is an SSSI. Unusually, Blackheath has a cricket pitch on it, which is an easy diversion to visit, using the signs at the car park. Sand lizards (on sunny summer days) and nightjars (at dusk) can be seen at Blackheath. Public houses at Albury and Blackheath make ideal refreshment stops. The post office and general store at Albury can be used to top up your tuck bag. There is a church at Albury which is worth the short diversion too.

England - South England - Surrey - Surrey Hills

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Birds, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Woodland
10/03/2019 - Patricia Daw

We did this walk on a sunny but fresh March afternoon. Thanks to Rebecca's comment we didn't go wrong when we came across the seven paths but would have done otherwise as path four is not one of the obvious ones.You pass many lovely houses on this walk and a lot of horses!

17/04/2017 - Rebecca Burton

Lovely walk in beautiful countryside, but i did find the directions slightly confusing in parts. At 7, path 4 is the smaller slightly grassy path. I thought this one didn't count and took path 5 and had to zigzag around blackheath somewhat. However as long as you find a large track and keep heading west you should come out at the car park at 9 or on the land at 10. At 10, turn left on a bridleway with a fingerpost, then immediately right by a nt sign to walk parallel to the private road. This comes out opposite the gate to lingwood house. Take the footpath to the right of the house, signposted downs link, which takes you down to point 11.

13/11/2011 - James Robertson

Walked this route with friends in brilliant November sunshine. Varied walking and a joy in this weather. Some sandy mud after recent wet weather but no problems even for those of advancing years.

30/08/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Richard Clayton for his update for this walk. August 2011. Adrian (Admin)

04/06/2011 - Angela McKeever

We really enjoyed this walk - so quiet and yet not so very far from London. The way is blocked where you cross the railway line however - where it now reads 'Bull in Field'. if you just go left to the bottom of the field you can get out and join the path again in a few minutes.

13/03/2011 - Chris Christodoulou

Did this walk late Feb 2011, Both pubs were walker friendly, the Duggan arms has a good menu and did a hog roast the day we were there. Point 10 can be a little confusing, when you get to Lingwood house continue ahead in the same direction for some distance before you reach the rail bridge. Point 11 just a note, the white car illustrated is still there with the grass growing on it! Enjoy your walk and don't forget `The Duggan' Chris .....

24/04/2010 - Jenifer Finnigan

Wonderful walk. Easy to follow with excellent views. We did it in perfect spring sunshine after 2 weeks without rain. I imagine some of the paths might get very muddy after prolonged spells of rain although there were some alternative routes to avoid the worst of the mud. Thanks David for a great walk.

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