We've got top spots for cycling, tranquil waterways and plenty of hills to climb across Surrey. Whether you want to picnic lazily or walk for hours, you're sure to find something to enjoy in the countryside we manage in Surrey. Check out our highlights below.
The Wey is a tranquil waterway running through the heart of Surrey. There are 20 miles to enjoy on foot or by boat down the River Wey and the Godalming Navigations, with beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife en route.
The estate surrounding the house at Polesden takes in stunning views and includes woodland and farmland. Pick up a walks leaflet to help you explore. You may spot lambs, sheep or cattle grazing in the fields.
Famous for its sweeping views, ideal for picnics, a hot-spot for road cycling, a haven for wildlife, a walker’s dream, a natural playground and possibly the best flapjacks in the county. What’s not to love about Box Hill?
An ideal spot for wildlife-watching, Denbies Hillside is home to a variety of plants and animals, including Adonis Blue butterflies. On the North Downs Way, it’s great for walking - with two downloadable trails - or a picnic.
Follow self-guided trails through ancient woods, the Rhododendron Wood and across heathland at Leith Hill. There’s plenty of space for family adventures and many spots for picnics. Don’t miss the best view in the South East from the tower.
With the old A3 completely absent from this remarkable landscape for the first time in nearly 200 years, it has a new tranquillity. You can once again appreciate uninterrupted views and walks across the largest area of heathland in the South at Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.
The flower-sprinkled grasslands and quiet shady woods of Reigate Hill offer lovely spots for picnics, games and walks. Sitting proud at the top is Reigate Fort. To the east, Gatton Park’s lush pastures, mighty trees, sparkling lakes and circular walk offer a relaxing day out.
If you’re new to exploring the countryside, Witley and Milford Commons is a good place to start. It’s easily accessible and the footpaths and bridleways are clearly marked – you can’t get lost. It’s a lovely spot for picnics too.
This hidden gem nestles behind Haslemere’s high street. It's the gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s finest countryside. You can enjoy a picnic at Swan Barn Walk and for keen walkers, there are three major routes nearby.
Runnymede is famous as the site of the sealing of Magna Carta. Its historic meadows, riverside walks and memorials offer the chance to reflect on history.