Public Transport Information
Rail - nearest stations: Wanborough (2 miles), Farncombe (4.5 miles), Guildford (5 miles), Godalming (5 miles) and Farnham (6.6 miles).
Bus: Details from Stagecoach. There are no buses on Sundays.
Route 65 runs along the A31 between Guildford and Farnham, and the stops are short walks from the barn.
From Farnham head east towards Guildford and ask to go to the "Puttenham turn". It's then a 10 minute walk. Use the nearby road underpass safely to cross the main A31 road, as it's the direction you need to go.
From Guildford head west towards Farnham and ask to go to the "Hog's Back Café" - about 15 minutes walk from the barn.
A tip from a visitor:
Although it is not obvious, you can also walk to the barn from the Hog's Head Café without having to walk along the busy road. You simply walk through the area with picnic tables in front of the cafe and there is a gate in the fence - then follow the hedge until there is a small wooded area in the way, at which point you veer to the right down a path that leads down the hill to the village.
Route 46 runs a more southerly route between Guildford and Farnham, and the best stop to use is that for Watts Gallery, Compton. A footpath along the North Downs Way runs between Compton and Puttenham for about 2 miles. This may take 30 - 45 minutes to walk, and the route can be muddy.
National Rail Enquiries: Planning and booking for trains. Also by telephone: 03457 48 49 50.
Traveline: Integrated travel website.
Trainline: One-stop shop for train and coach travel.
Walk from Godalming station
We created a booklet to help you find the route from Godalming station to the barn - download and print double-sided on A4 paper, then fold the sheets in half and put them in order.
Or you can look at the route on plotaroute.com (route ID 365296) and use the interactive map.
Walk back to Farncombe station
We also created a booklet to help you find the route back from the barn to Farncombe station - just as before download and print double-sided on A4 paper, then fold the sheets in half and put them in order.
Or you can look at the route on plotaroute.com (route ID 405130) and use the interactive map.
With a little bit of improvisation these routes of course work in the opposite directions too. Farncombe and Godalming stations are about one mile apart on the same rail line between London Waterloo and Haslemere.
Update: Since these guides were written, there have been some changes in places to visit along both these routes.
Thanks to Martyn Sandford for the hard work creating these walking routes.
Ride a cycle
Don't forget that when you ride your cycle here you can make free use of our wonderful lockable cycle shed. Our cycle shed is one of the finest in Surrey, designed by cyclists for cyclists, of ample size, with cycle racks inside yet still able to accommodate tandems or a tricycle. Depending on where you're coming from, you may be able to find quiet country lane routes and off-road bridleways to arrive here, instead of busy main roads.
For your smartphone or tablet...
We don't make a habit of recommending software, but there is one map app that is so good it deserves including. Pocket Earth is from a pair of outdoor nuts who call themselves Geomagik LLC, and is available for Apple devices now and Android is promised for the future. It uses OpenStreetMap information and includes easy downloading for off-line use. The basic app is free, but the paid Pocket Earth Pro app is seriously worth the small amount of money asked.