Parks, Gardens and Countryside

Opening Times

Opening Times - 01/01/20 to 31/12/20
  • Monday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Bank Holiday Open


In the midst of the Surrey Hills, there is a total of 2600 acres of parks, countryside and open spaces to discover. 78 parks, 52 countryside areas and 32 children's playgrounds to explore and enjoy. Seven have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award.

For family fun and fitness: Stoke Park (GU1 1ER) and Sutherland Memorial Park (GU4 7JU)

Enjoy Guildford's heritage, outstanding gardens and summer outdoor concerts: Guildford Castle (GU1 3SY)

Tranquillity in the Town Centre: Quaker's Acre (GU1 3SW), Allen House (GU2 4BE) and Westnye Gardens (GU1 4HL)

Enjoy exceptional views: Pewley Downs (GU1 3SW), Chantry Wood (GU4 8PZ) and The Mount

Walk along the River Wey from Burpham to Shalford and enjoy water sites including: Riverside Park Nature Reserve (GU4 7ND), Stoke Water Meadows, Millmead Island, Shalford Water Meadows (SSSI), and Shalford Park (GU4 8BL)

Enjoy walking through history: Chilworth Gunpowder Mills (GU4 8NP)

Rare and beautiful heathland sites such as Bullswater Common SSSI (GU24 0NA) near Pirbright and Nature Reserves at Lakeside (GU12 5AN) and Snakey Lane (GU12 5PY) in Ash.


All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
Dogs Accepted
Educational Visits Accepted
Family Fun
Forest Location
Guide Dogs Permitted
Guided Tours Available for Groups
In countryside
In town/city centre
Marketed Towards Children
Marketed Towards Families
Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
On site parking
On-Site cafe/restaurant
Outdoor Attraction
Parking (free)
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
Picnic Site
Ramp/Level Access
Wheelchair user accessible