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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Surrey

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Surrey Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Box Hill

The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, KT20 7LB
Tel: 01306 885502    Fax: 01306 875030

Box Hill - Photo: Colin Smith CCL


Woodland and open down with wonderful views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland, Box Hill has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London.

Surprisingly extensive, it has much to offer the rambler and naturalist with many beautiful walks and views towards the South Downs. On the summit there is an information centre, shop, servery and a fort dating from the 1890's (access to exterior only).

Discount National Trust Membership

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Hindhead Commons & The Devil’s Punch Bowl Cafe

London Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AB
Tel: 01428 608771    Fax: 01428 608767

Devil's Punchbowl Photo © Martyn Davies
Devil's Punchbowl -
Photo: Martyn Davies CCL


The gateway to the Surrey Hills, with fine views.

Local people, visitors from further afield and those journeying along the A3 can all enjoy the stunning scenery of the Devil’s Punch Bowl and Hindhead Commons from the viewpoint 50yds from the cafe.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Leith Hill

c/o Pond Cottage, Broadmoor, Dorking, RH5 6JZ
Tel: 01306 711777    Fax: 01306 712153

View from Leith Hill Tower Photo © Graham Pritchard
View from Leith Hill Tower -
Photo: Graham Pritchard CCL


Woodland and open heath with Leith Hill Tower commanding extensive views.

The highest point in south-east England, the hill is crowned by an 18th-century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London and the English Channel to the south.

There are colourful displays of rhododendrons and bluebells in May and June.

Rugged countryside provides exhilarating walking in woodland and over heathland and farmland.

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c/o North Lodge, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JL
Tel: 01784 432891    Fax: 01784 479007

Runnymede - Photo: Ray Stanton CCL


Riverside site of the signing of Magna Carta.

Runnymede is an attractive area of riverside meadows, grassland and broad-leaved woodland, rich in flora and fauna, and part-designated SSSI.

It was on this site, in 1215, that King John sealed Magna Carta, an event commemorated by the American Bar Association Memorial and John F. Kennedy Memorial.

Also here are the Fairhaven Lodges, designed by Lutyens. On the opposite bank of the Thames from Runnymede lies the important archaeological site of Ankerwycke, an area of parkland acquired by the National Trust in 1998 and containing the remains of the 12th-century St Mary’s Priory and the Ankerwycke Yew, a magnificent tree believed to be over 2000 years old.

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The Witley Centre

Witley, Godalming, GU8 5QA
Tel: 01428 683207    Fax: 01428 681050

The Witley Centre - Photo: Tony Bailey CCL


Countryside visitor and education centre.

At the heart of Witley Common, a fascinating mix of woodland and heath, the purpose built Centre houses a countryside exhibition and hosts school groups and children’s holiday activities.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Chertsey Meads

Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey
Tel: 01932 425686

A 170 acre site of open meadow fronting the River Thames and providing wildlife habitats, walks and picnic areas.

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St. Ann's Hill

St. Ann's Hill Road, Chertsey, Surrey
Tel: 01932 425686

A wooded park with nature trail and views over the surrounding countryside, once the site of an ancient hilltop fort. Open all year. Times vary with seasons, generally 9am - dusk. Admission free.

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