11 polyramblers braved the forecast rain and set off from Guildford Station along the River Wey. Lewis Carroll used to regularly stay in Guildford – we walked past the sculpture of the two Liddell sisters watching the white rabbit which is part of the Alice in Wonderland trail – maybe for another ramble?
We soon left the town and picked up the North Downs Way through the Shalford Water Meadows until we started the climb up to St Martha’s Church. Once there we were rewarded by fantastic views and some unexpected sunshine.
We pressed on a little further to have our picnic looking across the valley before rounding the hill to have hot drinks at the Newlands Corner visitor centre, where the sun came out again.
After lunch it was a mainly downhill trail back to Guildford where we admired the beautiful flower beds in the castle gardens before heading back to station.