Gunpowder Mills

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Chilworth Gunpowder Mills were once one of the largest gunpowder mills in the Country. Visitors can see the ruins of the 17th Century buildings hidden in the wet woodland, and can enjoy a picnic and a walk along the Tillingbourne River.

What makes it Rock

  • River side walk
  • Picnic area
  • Ruins to discover

Why it's great for little ones

  • Paddle in the stream


  • Blacksmith Lane, Vera's Path (next to Chilworth Infant School), GU4 8NQ.There are two visitor spaces opposite the Blacksmith Lane entrance.

  • Downs Link Path on Lockner Farm Lane.

  • Downs Link Path and Vera's Path are both suitable for all, but the side paths do get muddy in winter.


Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours