Weekday walks in Guildford to enjoy on your lunch break

Guildford offers more than just its bustling town centre. Beyond the urban hustle and bustle lies many serene walking trails waiting to explore. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, you can easily take a break during your working day at Parallel House with one of these lovely walks in Guildford.

Walking during your working day includes improved concentration, boosted brain power, enhanced creativity, communication and collaboration, and reduced stress. Workplace walking can also be a sociable activity with the added value of providing an opportunity to discuss matters with colleagues, and you only need 40 to 50 minutes per day!

Riverside Walk along the River Wey

Just a stone’s throw away from Guildford town centre, the Riverside Walk along the River Wey offers a peaceful retreat amidst lush greenery. Follow the meandering path along the riverbank, listening to the soothing sounds of flowing water and birdsong. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including swans, ducks, and kingfishers. This scenic stroll starts at the Cornmarket Portico and only takes 30 minutes to an hour, so it’s short enough to do during a lunch break. You’ll walk over the town bridge built on the site of the Golden Ford, which gave the town its name.

Guildford Castle grounds

Step back in time as you explore the historic Guildford Castle grounds, a short walk from the town centre. Wander through beautifully landscaped gardens, dotted with vibrant flowers and towering trees. Admire panoramic views of Guildford from the top of the castle mound, where you can soak in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Remember to explore the castle ruins and learn about Guildford’s rich heritage along the way.

Allen House Grounds

If you’re in the centre of Guildford, the Allen House Grounds is a tranquil space with a Lewis Carroll-themed garden based on the poem ‘The Jabberwocky’. The garden features a low-level maze, musical drums, a dragon mosaic, a circular patio and seating, and words from the poem engraved on paving slabs.

Stoke Park

Stoke Park offers sprawling green spaces and scenic trails just a short distance from Guildford town centre. The park is the largest in Guildford and has a Green Flag Award. There is something for everyone – a children’s playground, model boating ground, skate park, mini golf, paddling pool and fitness trail. Enjoy a stroll through wooded areas, open meadows, and tranquil ponds.

Parallel House – Serviced Offices & Meeting Room in Guildford

Parallel House is ideally located a short stroll from Guildford High Street and London Road train station with direct trains to central London. With Guildford’s fantastic amenities on your doorstep, our serviced offices and meeting rooms are a convenient place to do business.

Contact us for our latest availability and simple, flexible licence agreements.

Email: info@parallel-business.co.uk or call: 01483 230300