Godstone and South Godstone
Godstone lies south of the North Downs and Junction 6 of the M25. The older settlement of Walkingstead developed around St Nicholas's Church, to the west of the main village centre which is now a Conservation Area.
Godstone itself developed at the point where the important Guildford to Maidstone and London to Eastbourne routes met. Godstone Green, complete with duck pond, is in the centre of the village. It is a much enjoyed and attractive open space, edged with trees and framed by historic buildings on all sides. This area has also been designated a Conservation Area.
A local nature reserve managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust, The Bay Pond, lies next to the main path between the village centre and the church. Godstone has a number of shops and services, including newsagents, a baker, small convenience stores, pubs and restaurants.
South Godstone lies approximately three miles south of Godstone and is a more recent settlement, dating from the mid-Victorian "railway age", when the Tonbridge Line was constructed. It developed around Godstone Station, which is still well used by commuters to London, Crawley and Gatwick via Redhill.