The Great Outdoors

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a very fitting title for the Surrey Hills, enjoy a full spectrum of areas to explore.

Surrey, the most densely wooded area in England, is home to a rich variety of wildlife and plant-life underneath its canopy.  Find bluebells tucked away in troves in Spring, sun-soaked valleys in Summer, a mosaic of colours in the vineyards in Autumn, frozen waterfalls in Winter and vast warrens crafted by badgers and rabbits all year round. 

Breath taking panoramas await, not to mention plenty of charming country pubs with fantastic beer gardens or idyllic locations to take a picnic too.

Choose from a gentle stroll along the River Wey, a circular walk around one of the many picturesque villages or an adventurous hike along the North Downs and Greensand Way. 

Our friendly team at Tourist Information Centre are happy to help with first-hand experience. Pop in and talk to a local or pick up maps and books to help you explore. 

Ideas and inspiration

  • Visit Newlands Corner, Box Hill or Leith Hill to enjoy spectacular views from the county's high points.
  • Walk The Fox Way, either all in one go, or in sections depending on time and fitness.
  • Why not take the challenge and cycle Box Hill, in the tire tracks of the Olympic Road Race.  
  • Hatchlands Park is child friendly and Dog friendly with lots to explore - including Wizard Wix's Willow Warren, a Treehouse and more.  Hatchlands Park is a riot of stunning colours in the Autumn.
  • Head for Chilworth and the Gunpowder Mills and explore the history of the area. 
  • If you are in Guildford Town Centre, you can be up on Pewley Downs in ten minutes and lose yourself in the beautiful views.  
  • Stroll along the River Wey
  • Explore the  Riverside Park and Nature Reserve  and enjoy a picnic by a lake. 
  • View the countryside from a completely different perspective, hop aboard a boat on the Wey and Arun Canal,


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