Practical information


COVID 19 Precautions:-
Our walks are mostly out doors, and only occasionally is it possible to go inside a church or other building. In these circumstances, we recommend that social distancing is maintained in confined spaces, but wearing a face covering is optional. If official guidance changes before a walk takes place, we will revise the infection precautions accordingly. You will find an update of the precautions for each walk on the booking site which will open 20 days or so before the walk.
Choosing a walk or a date
► Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from May to September at 2.30 pm plus a few walks at other times during the year.
► See the What's On When page for our full programme of free public walks.

Do I need to book?
► Numbers are limited, so booking is essential to save your place on a walk.
► Bookings will become available approximately 20 days before the date of the walk.
► You can then book via the Visit Guildford website or by contacting the Tourist Information Centre.

Time and distance
► Our walks mostly take 90 minutes with a walking distance of half-a-mile.
► If this varies, specific detail is given.
Tunsgate Arch

Meeting point
Walks start at Tunsgate Arch (above), opposite the Guildhall clock in the High Street (GU1 3AA), except for
► Alan Turing walk (meet at G-Live)
► Walking in Wonderland (meet at the Town Bridge)
► Mount Cemetery walk (meet at the Cemetery)

Local knowledge: There is a small café downstairs in the courtyard at the Tourist Information Centre. This is a good place to rest before or after a walk.
Access
For wheel chair users or others who find slopes difficult, we have compiled information to assist you. See below.

Walking
► We walk along town streets and footpaths which have firm surfaces, although they can be uneven in places.
► Many streets and paths are sloping as the town is located on the side of a hill. There are a couple of places where the inclines are quite steep, so wheelchair users and those who find slopes difficult may want to avoid these sections. Speak to the guide for advice.
► The streets and footpaths are suitable for wheelchairs. There is a helpful webpage made by a recent visitor in a wheelchair, which provides a good idea of the problems of navigating in a wheelchair.
► Seating is available in a few locations, but most of the tour is spent walking or standing.

Buildings
On some walks, we can go inside notable buildings or go inside the entrances. Some of these have access constraints as follows:
► Undercroft : 7 steps down from High Street with a handrail. A further 8 steps down after a small threshold step: handrail on both sides.
► Guildhall : a low step up from pavement into the entrance foyer. 3 steps up from foyer to the ground floor with handrail. Staircase with 23 steps from foyer to upper floor with handrail.
► Abbots Hospital entrance : 1 small step though entrance gate plus 2 steps with doorframe into the covered area. Handrail on the right.
► Holy Trinity Church : A zig-zag slope allows access to the front and side doorways. There is wheelchair access through the south west door.
► St Mary's Church : main doorway is at street level. One small step up and threshold in the doorway. Inside, there are steps up to the chancel, but the nave and aisles are step free.
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