Charterhouse to Charterhouse Route

Although the pupils did not make their way on foot when the School moved from London to Godalming in 1872, 150 years later we would like to encourage anyone with a Charterhouse connection to consider making the journey from Charterhouse EC1 to Charterhouse GU7.

The recommended route is shown below and follows two clearly marked walking trails, initially along the Thames Footpath as far Weybridge before joining the Wey Navigation through Guildford to Godalming and the final climb up Racquets Court Hill to the School.

The distance between the School’s original site and its current home is approximately 52 miles. The route passes numerous public transport links and places to stay overnight, making it straightforward to spread the journey across several days. Ultramarathon runners might have other ideas of course.

If anyone is considering walking or running the route for charity we will be happy to recommend local charities which the School is supporting this year.

Walking for the Mark evison foundation

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Charterhouse to Charterhouse Route

Thames Path Trail

Part of the route is along the Thames Path. It is a long distance walking trail, following England’s best known river for 184 miles (294 Km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on into the heart of London. On its way the Trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and cities and many lovely villages, finishing at the Thames Barrier in Woolwich just a few miles from the sea. You can find out more using the link below:

Thames Path

The River Wey Navigations

The River Wey Navigations, comprising the Godalming and Wey Navigations, provide a canal towpath walk that connects Godalming - south of Guildford - with the River Thames at Weybridge. It passes through the centre of Guildford, with its past canalside industries now being re-used for housing and modern commerce, then across water meadows and finally along green waterside corridors through the Surrey suburbs to reach the Thames.  You will find further details about this route below:

River Wey Navigations