Tillingbourne Trails – Shere

This heritage trail takes in the beautiful and popular village of Shere, one of the valley’s best preserved historic communities. Explore not only the many intricacies of the village itself, but also the gentle walk through the fields to Albury Park and back, following the course of the Tillingbourne and taking in the historic churches, houses and river features (both natural and manmade) along the way.

Technical sheet
No. 7493117
A Shere walk posted on 06/04/21 by Surrey Hills AONB. Update : 06/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h45[?]
Distance Distance : 3.34mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 200ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 207ft
Highest point Highest point : 390ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 223ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Surrey Hills
Location Location : Shere
Starting point Starting point : N 51.220898° / W 0.464726°
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Description

Park in Shere village car park (GU5 9HE), off of Upper Street.

(D/A) Walk out of car park entrance, turn left and cross the road to turn down Middle Street, past the well on the corner and shops, to the Tillingbourne and bridge.

(1) Turn right, following the stream to the road’s corner junction. Follow the road to the right to cross the ford by the footbridge. Follow the road uphill and, crossing the road.

(2) Take the small footpath on the left beside a house and garden wall. Continue following the path through a field to a gate leading into the woods. Continue through the woods, and then exit into a field, carrying along past the Apostolic Church on your right to a kissing gate and the main A248 road.

(3) Turn left along the road passing the church (private no entrance) on tour left and Vale End Pumping Station on your right to the road junction.

(4) Turn left onto New Road, and then turn left again and through the Albury Estate gates. Follow the road to the Saxon church at its far end (the left-hand path when the road forks). From the church, head back onto the drive and continue ahead of you between the trees, aiming for the public footpath which goes up the hill and through the gate into the corner of the woods. Follow the path through the woods, bearing slightly left, and exit the woods onto a drive through a gate, past South Lodge.

(5) Before reaching Park Road, bear immediately left onto the path between the fenced fields. Follow an avenue of chestnut trees north down towards Shere. At the path junction, turn left and then right through the gate into a field beside the Tillingbourne. Follow the river back to the road corner in Shere.

(6) Turn right and follow the road back to the village bridge by the White Horse pub. Cross the road and continue on to St James’ church. Exit the graveyard on the left side of the church through a gate, crossing the bridge over the Tillingbourne. Follow the path past the swimming pool on your left to the road (Gomshall Lane). Turn left and cross the road, and then take the drive next to Shere Museum and the Village Hall back into the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 256ft - Shere village car park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. 249ft - Lower Street
2 : mi 0.33 - alt. 262ft - Small footpath
3 : mi 1.03 - alt. 249ft - Apostles Chapel
4 : mi 1.28 - alt. 226ft - New Road
5 : mi 2.2 - alt. 338ft - Park Road
6 : mi 2.85 - alt. 249ft - Road corner
D/A : mi 3.34 - alt. 256ft - Shere village car park

Useful Information

Moderate level of difficulty; some uphill sections.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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