Parks & Countryside in Guildford

Guildford’s beautiful landscapes is home to a rich variety of wildlife and plant-life. 

Surrounded by beautiful award-winning parks and countryside, to be enjoyed all year round.  From riverside strolls along the Wey to  woodland walks in the Chantry Woods, not forgetting the stunning viewpoints at St Martha's hill.

Stoke Park provides a green space at the edge of the Town Centre, boasting sports pitches, pitch and putt, along with an enclosed play park, boating lake and paddling pool to provide a cool spot to relax and play on a hot summer's day.

Alternatively escape the bustle of the High Street by visiting the many green spaces such as 

Breath taking panoramas await, choose from a gentle strong along the River Wey, a circular walk around one of the many picturesque villages or an adventurous hike along the North Downs and Greensands Way.


  • Visit Newlands Corner to enjoy spectacular views from this popular beauty spot. 
  • Cycle the Downs Link - a long-distance route which follows two disused railway lines. and takes you across the Surrey Hills and the South Downs.
  • Walk The Fox Way, either all in one go, or in sections depending on time and fitness. 
  • Hatchlands Park is child friendly and dog friendly with lots to explore including Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren, a Treehouse and more. 
  • Head for Chilworth and the Gunpower Mills and explore the history of the area. 
  • If you are in Guildford Town, you can be up on Pewley Downs in ten minutes and lose yourself in the beautiful views. 
  • Explore the Riverside Park and Nature Reserve and enjoy a picnic by a lake. 

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This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus.