One of Surrey’s most diverse towns, Guildford has an enviable position right on the edge of the picturesque Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the ideal outdoor escape for elite cyclists, with the Olympic site of Box Hill located here. The town itself is steeped in history, with centuries-old architecture and charming cobbled streets. It’s not all about the past though, with a vibrant shopping scene and a popular leisure complex to keep things lively.
Charlotteville Cycling Club is based in Guildford and named after one of the areas of the town. They promote the Guildford Town Centre Cycle Races that take place on the cobbled high street each July. Guildford has two indoor rock climbing centres, Craggy Island on Moorfield Road in the Slyfield Industrial Estate, and a climbing wall at the Surrey Sports Park. Guildford City Boxing Club, (formerly Guildford City ABC), headed by GB coach, John Edwards is based in Cabell Road in the town. Founded in the 1920s and originally called the Onslow Lions, the boxing club is considered one of the oldest in Surrey.
Guildford Crows Aussie Rules FC were founded in 2009 and compete in the AFLGB Southern Division. They train at Stoke Park and play home matches at Effingham and Leatherhead Rugby Club. Guildford Rowing Club is based in the town and has won at Henley Women's Regatta.
If it’s adventure you’re after, and especially if you have kids, you won’t go wrong with the UK’s most exciting treetop adventure, ropes and zipwire course, Wild Wood Adventure, Guildford. Negotiate rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees like a modern-day Tarzan; ages accepted are 6-106! You will find free parking, freshly brewed coffee and snacks.