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2022 Farnham Walking Festival

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Explore new places during the Farnham Walking Festival from 14 May to 4 June.

Discover new places to walk during this year’s Farnham Walking Festival from 14 May to 4 June.

The festival features over 30 walks which, between them, cater for all abilities and a wide range of interests. The walks are free, with some requiring advance booking, and led by local experts and enthusiasts.

Choose your walk

For full details about the walks, we recommend downloading our Walking Festival brochure.

Saturday 14 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Bentley Circular Walk4.9 miles / 10.15am to 1pmA lovely late spring circular walk starting from Bentley Church to Saintbury Hill in Lower Froyle.Bentley Church Car ParkNo booking required.
Frensham Little Pond10 miles / 10am to 3pmA walk through the Bourne to Pierrepont, then to the Frensham Little Pond for lunch. Returning via Tilford and the Sheephatch path.Farnham Station (south side – outside the platform to Alton)Book

Sunday 15 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Ramble to Rowledge7 miles / 11am to 3pmA gentle walk through the Bourne Woods to Rowledge for a picnic and back.Farnham Station (south side – outside the platform to Alton)Book

Tuesday 17 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Evening stroll through Farnham Park2.5 miles / 7pm to 9.30pmA lovely evening’s meander through Farnham Park to the Castle and back across farmland, with a good view over the town. Outside Farnham Town CouncilBook

Wednesday 18 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
A walk from Bentworth4 miles / 10.30am to 12.45pmWalk through beautiful Hampshire countryside.Bentworth Church car park or nearbyNo booking required
North Downs Way Dorking to Guildford15 miles / 10am to 5pmThis is a long walk and will be at a (relatively) steady pace. There are two major hills on the way - total ascent about 1,500 feet. On the London Road, outside Dorking Deepdene Station (North side)Book

Thursday 19 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Rowledge through the ages4 miles / 10am to 12.30pmThrough the village of Rowledge trespassing into Wrecclesham, pass the old row ditch and lanes between squatters’ plots. Learn something of the history of the village and end up with wine and nibbles in the original vicarage.The Old Vicarage. Opposite St. James Church, Rowledge, GU10 4ENEmail rwaight@btinternet.com

Friday 20 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Christmas Pie!Approx 9 miles / 10am to 2.30pmA lovely route from Guildford to Ash along the appropriately named Christmas Pie trail.Outside Guildford Train station. East side, station view – main entranceBook

Saturday 21 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Bat walk for beginners3 miles / 8.30pm to 10pmJoin the Ranger, exploring the wonders of Farnham Park’s bats and their habitats. Get your hands on a bat detector and learn the sounds of different species. Please wear walking boots/shoes and bring a torch (but not a head torch).Main car park – off Folly Hill GU9 0AUEmail nick.macfarlane@waverley.gov.uk
Industrial Farnham3-3.5 miles / 4pm to 7pmA walk around the town centre exploring the remnants of Farnham’s old industries. Hops, corsets, twine and mineral waters are just a few of those, but defence, transport and entertainment will also be looked into.Waggon Yard car park entranceNo booking required

Sunday 22 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
North Downs Way Guildford to Farnham 12 miles / 10am to 4pmFrom Guildford to Farnham along the North Downs Way. This walk is averagely hilly with a summit on Puttenham Common.Outside Guildford Train Station (town side)Book
Circular Walk from Central Farnham Approx 4.5 miles / 10.30am to 12.45pmPleasant circular walk through fields backing onto central Farnham, stopping at Burles Farm for coffee.Upper Hart car park (parking free on Sundays)No booking required

Monday 23 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Basingstoke Canal10 miles / 10am to 3pmA lovely walk through the Surrey countryside. In front of Woking Station (North or town side)BookBook

Tuesday 24 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Wrecclesham to Rowledge and Back3.5 miles / 10.20am to 12.45pmPleasant circular walk starting from Wrecclesham Rec, taking in Alice Holt, the centre of Rowledge, the Change of Scene farm and the old Pottery building.By Wrecclesham Rec car park or park in the streets of the Riverdale estate – GU10 4QTNo booking required
St Swithun's 1 - Farnham to Alton 11 miles / 10am to 3.30pmThe start of the St Swithun’s Way to Winchester. This leg goes to Alton along the St Swithun’s Way.Outside the porch of St. Andrew’s Church, Farnham (in the churchyard)Book

Wednesday 25 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Whitchurch and the River Test Trail5 miles / 10am to 12.40pmThe walk will follow the Mill Trail near the river to Laverstoke where Bombay Sapphire gin is distilled.Gill Nethercott Centre car park (free), next to the Silk Mill on Winchester Road, WhitchurchBook

Thursday 26 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Bounce Around the Bourne3 miles / 6.45am to 8.15amA chance to explore and enjoy the footpaths crisscrossing the Bourne before the rest of the world has woken up.St.Thomas-on-The Bourne Church, Frensham Road, The Bourne, GU9 8HANo booking required
Waverley Abbey4.5 miles / 10.30am to 12.45pmPleasant circular walk, passing High Mill House, Moor Park House, Mother Ludlum’s Cave, Waverley Abbey House and the ruins of Waverley Abbey.Meet at 10.15am by the tables on the grass at the front of the Shepherd and Flock pub, GU9 9JB. Parking is on the road running alongside the pub.No booking required

Friday 27 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
The Bourne Footpaths4 miles / 10am to 12.15pmThe walk explores some of the many footpaths through the Bourne, Shortheath and Boundstone, pausing to view the Conservation garden in Middle Bourne Lane, and gives information about the names of the paths.Bourne GreenNo booking required
Ancient Fearnehamme 4.5 miles / 10am to 1.30pmExploring some of the hidden archaeological sites around Farnham, this walk will introduce walkers to the lives of their ancient ancestors through the places they lived and worked.Opposite Hatch Mill at Riverside 2 car park (Pay & Display), Mike Hawthorn Drive, GU9 7UEBook

Saturday 28 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
St Swithun’s Way 2 – Alton to Bishop’s Sutton11 miles / 10am to 3.30pmThis leg goes to Bishop’s Sutton along the St Swithun’s Way.Either in front of Alton station at 10am or at Farnham Station (Alton side) for the 09.26 train to AltonBook

Sunday 29 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Fascinating Moor Park4 miles / 2pm to 4.30pmA historical afternoon’s walk to Moor Park and back looking at such things as a sarsen stone, the site of the Battle of Moor Park, Moor Park house itself, the Farnham Sang, hop kilns and Snayles Lynch.Start of the Borelli Walk, South Street, Farnham, GU9 7REBook

Monday 30 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Tilford to Frensham Pond4.5 miles / 10.30am to 1pmFirstly through the Bourne Woods and RSPB land to Frensham Little Pond and the National Trust Cafe. Returning through woods to Tilford Green. Refreshments at Frensham and an excellent pub on Tilford Green or if busy, there is another pub half a mile away.Tilford GreenNo booking required

Tuesday 31 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
A Canalside Wander6 miles / 10.30am to 2pmA half day linear walk from Godalming to Guildford along the Wey Navigation.Outside THE WORKS in Bridge Street, Godalming (Bus stop D)Book

Wednesday 1 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Crookham Wharf3.5 miles / 10.30am to 12.30pmA lovely circular walk along the canal to Tundry Pond, stoping here for a break. Then back across the fields with a short road walk at the end.Crookham Wharf car park, Crondall Road, Crookham VillageNo booking required
St Swithun’s Way 3 – Bishops Sutton To Winchester11 miles / 10.45am to 4.15pmA linear walk ending in Winchester Cathedral The Climax of the Pilgrimage – Farnham to Winchester. This leg goes to the destination – Winchester with a certificate for all finishers.At the Ship Inn, Bishop’s Sutton at 10.45am, in front of Alton station at 10.15am to catch the bus to Winchester or at Farnham Station (Alton side) for the 09.26 train.Book

Thursday 2 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Thursley and Elstead9.5 miles / 10am to 3.30pmA walk around Thursley, Ockley and Elstead, a trio of commons.Thursley Recreation Ground car park, Dye House RoadNo booking required
Through Farnham Town2 miles / 10am to 12pmDiscover some of the quirky things people often miss when they walk around Farnham: from Waggon Yard where the old corn-market wagons once gathered, via the old Saxon Centre around the church, to West Street and Castle Street, and the Farnham Maltings.Waggon Yard car parkNo booking required
Foraging Walk6 miles / 10am to 12.30pmA meander through Tilford and Frensham to identify and discuss a few forageable plants and their folklore and a chance to discover a cheese maker and other local businesses at Pierrepont Farm.Frensham Little Pond

Email events@farnham.gov.uk

Friday 3 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Authors and Secret Hides5 miles / 10am to 1pmA half day walk through the Bourne Woods, visiting two author’s houses, a spigot mortar base and a possible hide from Churchill’s secret army as well as a movie set .Farnham Station, South side, outside the Alton platform GU9 8AD. Meet outside the station

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High Hampshire Hangers6.5 miles / 10am to 1.30pmA lovely circuit on the Hangers and around Hawkley. One very steep hill up to the Shoulder of Mutton view point. There is a pub option en route (No Name PH) and at the end of the walk.Hawkley. Parking on the roadside around the Green and near to the church. GU33 6NANo booking required

Saturday 4 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Three Waterways Walk10 miles / 10am to 3pmAn almost level, linear walk, ending in Farnham. A lovely walk through a green strip following three waterways.Outside Ash Vale StationBook
Charity Dog Walk in Farnham Park2.5 miles / 11am to 12.30pm£5 for first dog and £2.50 each for additional dogs from the same family. When booking, please include a phone number so payment can be taken by phone. Refreshments provided for both owners and dogs Walk your dog around Farnham Park, whilst raising funds for Cinnamon Trust.Park Office/Information Centre car park, off Folly Hill

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