UK Spring Hike: Gomshall to Guildford

Last spring I went on a hike from Gomshall to Guildford, along the South Downs but a fairly flat gradient – definitely a more relaxing hike, with pleasant scenery and passing quaint villages and farmsteads on the way.  I used the Time-out walking book as a guide for the hike route.  A great find, I’d love to go on this hike again!

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The village of Shere and the ancient Church spire visible in the background

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Arriving at the village of Shere, we paid a visit to the 13th Century Medieval church – very beautiful with its ancient stone work.  Then crossing the bridge, there was the river, home to ducks and their new-born ducklings.  There was a little art gallery in the village, and quite a few appealing tea shops and cafes, where I treated myself to an ice-cream 🙂 .

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After the village, we passed a farm where we met these beautiful ponies. The last stretch of the hike was through a forest and along a river.  Here’s a view of the woods and its fantastic spread of bluebells – the hike was worth it for this alone 🙂 .

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