Favorite thing: I have just discovered this wonderful page written by the Surrey Hills Website. It describes how to have a day out in Guildford (and other Surrey Hills towns and villages) and has many more links than I could think of as well as many more ideas. Check it out - they know the beauty of Surrey! http://www.surreyhills.org/itineraries/guildford.asp
On a beautiful spring day we walked from Guildford to Farnham, along parts of the North Downs Way and through some scenic Surrey countryside. Farnham to Guildford is often considered the first leg of the 153 miles long North Downs Way. We didn’t keep strictly to the North Downs Way as we were following a guided walk from the book “Country Walks near London Vol 2”.
The walk was 14 miles in distance and it took us about 7 hours. We stopped for a long break in Puttenham, a small village at the halfway point, while we wasted a whole hour trying to find the correct path in the woodlands after Puttenham. The walk was fairly flat most of the way but we were still exhausted by the time we reached Farnham and the last few miles seemed never ending. After reaching Puttenham we went for a much needed pint and meal in the Nelson’s Arms on Castle Street.
Favorite thing: To take a guided walk around Guildford´s centre is an excellent way to learn about it´s history. There are free tours around the centre from 1st May to 29th September every Monday at 11.30 and 14.30, every Sunday and Wednesday at 14.30 and evening tours at 19:30 every Thursday. Tours last between 75 and 90 min. and starting point is Tunsgate Arch in High Street.
we took a mate into guildford for his birthday and he managed to write himself off. so we sneakily took the canal path back to the university to avoid him being locked up for being drunk and disorderly!
ps. we gave him a kebab once we got back to campus and he managed to walk home by himself - woke up the next morning with a traffic cone on his head and his feet poking out the front dooor!