A large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead
owned by the National Trust. The A3 winds around it and it
is overlooked by Gibbet Hill which at 894ft is the second
highest hill in Surrey.
Downs Link Footpath
Starting at Chilworth, near Guildford, this long- distance
track largely follows a disused railway line and links the
North Downs Way with the South Downs Way in Sussex. Ideal
A large area of grass and woodland between Epsom and Malden
Rushett with ponds very popular with anglers.
National Trust property straddling the A287 at Frensham. The
Great Pond and the Little Pond are separated by Frensham
Common. Anglers and sailors use the popular Great Pond.
Childrens farm south of Godstone. Many breeds of animals to
see and handle. Large play areas and picnic grounds.
Enquiries (01883) 742546. Back to top
A long-distance footpath, a little obscure but said to run
some 50 miles from around Haslemere eastwards to Kent. The
route is marked by the letters GW on footpath and bridleway
A National Trust area near Gomshall and a local Nature
A large common high on the North Downs criss-crossed with
footpaths and bridleways. Very popular with walkers.
Horton Country Park
Lying between Epsom and Ewell this 50 acre park has a
network of paths, equestrian centre, polo club and a
childrens farm with rare breeds, craft and gift shop, cafe
and adventure playground.
This organization manages several areas of privately owned
forest and heathland covering a total of about 4000 acres
west of Holmbury St Mary. Large areas of pine woods are
interspersed with a network of footpaths and bridleways
accessed from a dozen or so car parks. There are excellent
views from Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill.
National Trust property near Coldharbour, mostly woodland
with a number of footpaths leading to the hill which, with
its 18th century Tower, is the highest point in S.E.England.
Enquiries (01306) 711774.
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Lightwater Country Park
South of Bagshot and part of Bagshot Heath, an area of some
150 acres with nature trails and a visitor centre.
Owned by the National Trust and Forestry Commission, this
area of woodland and heath includes Limpsfield Common.
A privately owned stately home just outside Guildford with lots to see and do. House and gardens, Lake Walk, picnic and play areas, tearoom and gift shop. Also a highly regarded venue for weddings, parties, corporate dinners and meetings, plus large-scale shows and public events. Details on the website: www.loseley-park.com
A local beauty spot on the A25 near Guildford served by a
large car park, this is the centre point of a large area of
woodland and chalk grassland very popular with walkers and
picnickers. Footpaths lead to the villages of Shere, Albury
and Chilworth and the breathtaking views take in the lonely
St Martha's Church standing on a neighbouring hill
surrounded by woodland.
North Downs Way
Running from Farnham to Dover in Kent, a distance of
approximately 140 miles, and passing close to Guildford,
Dorking, Reigate and Oxted, this path is marked with an
acorn symbol on signposts. Back
This very small 16th century cottage is owned and restored
by the National Trust. Situated at Hambledon, near Godalming,
it can be veiwed by appointment. Enquiries (01428) 684733.
National Trust 1820s remodelled Regency villa with a
collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver.
Near Dorking. House, garden, grounds, shop, restaurant and
landscaped walks open to the public. Enquiries (01372)
South of the A31 (Hogs Back) between Guildford and Farnham
this 450 acre heath is bordered to the southwest by a chain
of six lakes. There are many footpaths and bridleways and a
number of car parks.
Five hundred acres of sloping woodland above Dorking owned
by the National Trust. Car parks, walks, views a number of
ponds and a forest trail. Back
River Wey, Wey Navigation
17th century, 19 mile historic waterway between Godalming
and Weybridge. Towpath, locks, weirs, and barge-building
museum at Dapdune Wharf. Enquiries (01483) 61389.
National Trust area of grassy meadows, where King John
signed the Magna Carta in 1215, and leafy woodland sloping
up from the banks of the River Thames at Egham to Coopers
Hill where there is a memorial to John F. Kennedy.
18th century National Trust watermill on the Tilling Bourne
(river) at Shalford, near Guildford. Enquiries (01483)
Lying at the foot of the North Downs on the A25 between the
lovely village of Shere and Newlands Corner the well known
local beauty spot, this hidden pool is served by a car park
from which a footpath leads past it and on up to the North
Downs Way. Back to
Near Chertsey, this was the first theme park to be set up in
Britain. Over 70 attractions of interest to all age groups
occupy 500 acres in which a number of flooded gravel pits
also provide facilities for a wide range of water sports.
There are also gardens, exhibitions, a farm and restaurants
linked by train and waterbus.
On Surrey's border with Berkshire this large lake lies on
the edge of Windsor Great Park and is a well known local
National Trust area of woods and lakes. Many rare specimens
of trees and shrubs. Southeast of Godalming. Enquiries
National Trust area with a Nature Information Centre.
Interesting walks, pinewoods and common. Enquiries (01428)