Tilford and Farnham Heath Nature Reserve

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This is a very pleasant and interesting circular walk from the idyllic Surrey village green at Tilford. Tilford is where the two branches of the River Wey meet, and the walk crosses both branches of this lovely rural river.

The route passes through Farnham Heath RSPB Nature Reserve, where efforts are being made to remove pine forest to create heathland habitat, and also goes past Pierrepont Farm, which is also subject to restoration - in this case under the ownership of the Countryside Restoration Trust. The herd of beautiful Jersey cows is worth seeing!

Returning to Tilford, there is the Barley Mow pub and the village shop if you need refreshments or provisions.

England - South England - Surrey - Countryside


Birds, Church, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
4/11/2021 - Susan Pyne

Did this very pleasant walk today with no problems. The footbridge at WP 16 was fine. The diversion at WP 13 is interesting and there is no need to retrace steps. We missed the left turn at WP 14 so didn't actually go through the farm but even so it was worthwhile. The road bridge at Tilford is back in action which makes road access to the green easier than recently (depending on which direction you come from).

6/2/2020 - Stuart Henry

As of June 2020 the footbridge over the river at point 16 of the walk is closed and there is no alternative route. We had to cut the walk short and return to Tilford at point 10 so not really a viable walk at the moment. Best to see if you can check whether the bridge has been repaired before attempting the walk.

4/19/2019 - HELEN WYATT

A pleasant walk, rather more undulating than expected, around the woods and waterways of Tilford. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the unexpected pigs! Got a bit lost at WP5 - there wasn't really a driveway evident - so check the map at this point otherwise you can wander along for a while in the wrong direction. At WP13, only go through the gate on the right if you want to take the diversion - which in my opinion was rather unremarkable - but if you do, note that you'll end up needing to retrace your steps back to this point before carrying straight on. Overall, I enjoyed it - thank you.

2/26/2017 - Rebecca Burton

Really lovely walk, very easy to follow. Ground conditions very good despite last weeks storms. Just one or two boggy patches by the fords. Highly recommended.

10/17/2015 - Chris Duncalf

What a superb walk this is! Exceptionally pretty, varied and scenic and just long enough to feel like a 'proper' walk for those occasions when you don't fancy a half-day trek. Watching the sun sink over Tilford green with a pint at the Barley Mow was a suitable end to a lovely afternoon.

4/17/2015 - Harley Quilliam

Excellent walk! Especially before the trees are in leaf so that the broad vistas can really be appreciated. Paths are generally wide and there are no brambles or nettles to contend with. There is a micro-brewery at Pierrepont Farm (delicious aroma around the buildings!) where welcome refreshment can be obtained.

4/19/2011 - Joan Van Zyl

Just completed walk with my three children aged 6, 7 and 10. They loved it. Constant changes in scenery, type of path, and wildlife helped to keep them interested. Mostly flat and plenty of shade for a sunny day. Ideal for families, especially when finished off with an ice-cream and a paddle in the river Wey at Tilford Green!!

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