However one Guildford resident has a more relaxed view, as his letter written to a local newspaper shows: "I cannot understand why the abundance of potholes causes so much concern. Following the long period of cold weather during the winter of 2009/2010 there has been a major groundswell of anger at the state of the roads throughout the Wey Valley.
The Pewley Downs Conservation Volunteers (PDCV) actively assist the council's wardens in the protection and upkeep of the down.
It has also been listed as a potential Site of Special Scientific Interest and in June 2006 process for establishing Pewley Down as a Nature Reserve was also started.
The Roman's adapted the route and in the 19th century it appeared on Ordnance Survey maps as the Pilgrim's Way, although this has been dropped from modern maps in favour of the name North Down's Way as this romantic notion practically suggested that the pilgrims made famous by Chaucer would have to make a 30 mile diversion from their most direct route to Canterbury in order to use it.
An important prehistoric trackway ran through Pewley Down which formed part of a route running from the Kent coast.
Alongside is the underground Hog's Back Reservoir maintained by Thames Water.