Chilworth Heritage Trail
Starting Point: Start at top of Vera's Path on the left side of Chilworth C of E Infant School, GU4 8NP.
Length: 4.5/5 Km
This heritage trail takes in the extensive site of the Gunpowder Works at Chilworth, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the gentle series of paths within the Middle and Upper Works, as far as Waterloo Pond, but also the spectacular views from high atop St Martha’s Hill.
This walk is part of a series of walks created as part of Tillingbourne Tales, a Heritage Lottery Funded project to unveil the industrial heritage of the Tillingbourne Valley.
Download the pdf of the full walk details here
Download the full double-sided A3 flyer of the Chilworth trail.
You can also do a shorter 2km Heritage walk of the Gunpowder Mills. Click here to download this informative and detailed leaflet.
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Great walk. Gunpowder ponds picturesque and interesting. Then a turn uphill - steep but not very long - before arriving at the plateau (and a little more ascent in the sand) up to the majestic church, St Martha-on-the-Hill, at the summit. Amazing views and truly beautiful scenery, before a steep descent back down and a saunter back to the mill ponds, passing a vineyard. Suitable for all ages 6+, and fitness levels, with plenty of variety to keep everyone interested along the way!
We found this walk so interesting - well worth doing.