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Monday, 26 August 2013

Guildford to Albury linear walk via river Wey Navigation & Tilling Bourne, including flour mills and a derelict gunpowder mill.

Shalford Mill in Surrey, owned by the National Trust is on the footpath from the canal (see previous blog entry) towards East Shalford lane.  It is well worth a visit.

An ancient drovers' track leads westwards under the Pilgrims' Way on the North Downs.
After Chilworth Manor the track crosses the Tilling Bourne river again, at which point is a remarkable ruin.

Near the end, the walk passes Albury Mill, which is gentrified and looks out onto the view below.
With fascinating visits to Shalford and the Gunpowder Mill ruins, plus a tea stop at a pub, it took us four and a quarter hours to complete this great linear walk.
A convenient bus links Albury to Guildford Bus Station for the starting point.
Why mill around boring fields when there is such a rich industrial heritage of mills to explore as a bonus?

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