St Martha's Hill

St Martha's Hill

The sandy paths up to the Church on the summit from either Guildford Lane Car Park or Halfpenny Lane Car park offer stunning views of the surrounding area. From the top, on a clear day, you can see eight counties. You can join either the North Downs Way or the Downs Link from the hill.

Local parishioners walk each Sunday to St Martha's Church at the top of the hill. There has been a church on this site since Saxon times. The building here today was built in the Norman period and restored by the Victorians. Legend has it that the name Martha is a derivation of the word martyr and that the hill was a site where pagan Saxons burned Christians.

 

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