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Hidden woods with ancient trees and flower-sprinkled grasslands, just off the North Downs and Pilgrims Ways

Abinger Roughs, above the village of Abinger Hammer, is an area of grassland and mixed woodland - some of the mighty oak trees are over 300 years old. The Roughs is home to many creatures and it’s a perfect spot for a young explorer to start looking at nature.

In the 1870s, Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist, actually walked on the Roughs while staying at Abinger Hall.

Abinger Roughs’ shady paths are fairly flat and clearly marked, so you can’t get lost. It’s a lovely area for family picnics.

Netley Park lies on the scarp slope of the North Downs within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Netley House and its grounds are not open to the public, but there are 211 acres of woodland to explore, with fine views over the Tillingbourne Valley.

Venture to our natural play area

Follow the signs to our natural play area

Follow the signs to our natural play area

We’ve created (with the help of volunteers from Goldman Sachs) a new natural play area just for you - climb and balance on big old logs or build a leafy camp. Have fun getting in touch with nature.

Stay at Henman bunkhouse

Enjoy a short break at nearby Leith Hill’s Henman bunkhouse. Set in spectacular countryside, the bunkhouse provides accommodation for groups of volunteers or friends and families.

Our Surrey Hills

Just south of London, the beautiful Surrey Hills stretch from the Kent border in the east to the Hampshire border in the west. Tranquillity and wonderful open spaces just waiting to be discovered…

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