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Put your Pilgrim paw forward!

All signed up and raring to go: Sponsored dogs Archie with Dingle Jeffreys, Tango
with Jo Westerman and Otto with Kishem Dunn outside St Martha-on-the-Hill

You have to walk, four legs or two, if you want to see the Church of St Martha-on-the-Hill outside Guildford. There are no roads, only footpaths.

So the "Best Paw Forward" Sponsored Walk is a perfect way to combine fundraising towards the £550,000 appeal target for little pilgrim church with enjoyment of the beautiful Surrey Hills countryside with your dog.

l Be a pilgrim for the day.
l Sponsor your dog
l Ring the church bell

The Sponsored Walk will take place on Saturday April 24. It is open to organisations, clubs, individuals, families, children – and especially dogs! There will be a choice of routes of varying lengths from three and 10 miles, to suit age and stamina and there is lots of free parking.

The walkers will be following a well worn trail that goes back over a thousand years. From medieval times to the present day St Martha’s has offered a spiritual pit-stop for pilgrims as they slogged – on foot – between Winchester and Canterbury and it is so popular with Guildford walkers that it was voted the People’s Favourite Building in the 2003 Guildford Borough Council Heritage Awards.

Every child, 10 years old and under, who takes part in the walk will be able to ring the ancient church bell and will be given a certificate. Registration: adults £2, children under 16yrs £1, DOGS FREE.

To register for the walk, contact the Campaign for St Martha’s-on-the-Hill
on 01483 302136 /01483 573869 or