On the way down to the reunion in September this year Vanessa and I stopped to have a look at an old church just to the south of Guildford. She had been running in the area the previous September and the route took in the footpaths around St Martha’s Church, which sits high on the Surrey hills. As we were so close I decided to stop and have a look.
This is a rural area and the church is a good ten minutes’ walk from the nearest car park, which is as close as you can get by car. After quite a steep climb up the sandy footpaths in the woodland the church sits atop of a hill in a clearing with wonderful panoramic views of the Surrey and Hampshire countryside.
Exploring an old country church and its churchyard can be interesting and a lovely way to spend some time on a fine early Autumn day. Unfortunately, the church like so many isolated churches was locked, although still in regular use.