Type of course: Permanent Terrain type: Woodland
Guildford Orienteers with support from Surrey County Council maintains a permanent orienteering course at Newlands Corner off the A25, near Guildford Surrey GU4 8SE. It was last updated in August 2021.
Near: Guildford Lat,Lng: 51.23288,-0.50589 OS Grid Ref: TQ043493 Postcode: GU4 8SE
Directions / Parking
2.5 miles south east of Guildford on the A25. The car park is on the western side of the A25 (Shere Road) at the brow of the hill and south of the junction with Trodds Lane.
Yellow, Line course, 2km, 9 controls
Check Letters, Score course, 60min, 16 controls
Newlands Corner is in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is owned by the Albury Estate and managed by Surrey County Council. It lies on the chalk ridge of the North Downs at a height of over 170m (500ft). The Downs command fine views across the Weald to the ridge of the South Downs. There are 103 hectares (255 acres) of open chalk downland and peaceful woodlands to explore. The woodlands are mixed, with some deciduous trees like oak and birch, plus evergreen yew. Some of the yew trees are hundreds of years old.
The orienteering course is in the woods and on the open grassland. The maps show 16 controls. The easiest route is to take controls 1 through 9 in order and then finish. This is white/yellow standard, on footpaths and takes a beginner about 12 - 25 minutes to complete.
Map packs are available for a small fee from the visitor centre / by post from GO via email, or you can download and print a detailed map with instructions FREE from the British Orienteering website. This gives you the location of 16 Orienteering Controls which you can find on wooden posts – some are easier to locate than others!
Visit the Surrey Wildlife Trust website an the Newlands Corner visitor information - Surrey County Council website for more info about the location.
Cafe on site.