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Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

With views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching.

Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer, the hillside is home to a great variety of plants and animals, including adonis blue and chalkhill blue butterflies.

The chalk downland at White Down offers yet more spectacular views. It also hides several Second World War pill boxes, built to defend against a Nazi invasion.

To the west of Denbies Hillside is Hackhurst Downs, where you can savour the vista looking towards the Tillingbourne Valley.

Join in the 2015 Great British Walk

Golden autumn is the perfect time for walking. Celebrate the Great British Walk with us, in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors, and tread our paths.

Why not follow our circular trail (2.2miles) and discover our glowing autumnal colours on an invigorating walk...

Meet our woodwork volunteers

Alan and Peter - pleased with the new oak gate for Westcott Church © Rob Hewer

When you’re out and about on the hill you’ll come across many benches, signs and leaflet boxes. These were all made by our very talented and hardworking team of woodwork volunteers.

A hedge too far - 1 mile long

A successful day hedgelaying © Rob Hewer

Have you seen our amazing layed hedge? It’s about a mile long and was completed last winter by our volunteers. Look out for it near the railway line, at the foot of Denbies Hillside, from Westcott to Dorking...

Old oak to new butterflies

We asked local artist and sculptor, Iain Crafer, to create a sculpture depicting one of our rare butterflies – the iridescent, adonis blue.

The magnificent piece has recently been finished and you can see it on the old Carriage Road...

Henman bunkhouse

Enjoy a short break at nearby Leith Hill’s Henman bunkhouse. Set in spectacular countryside the Henman bunkhouse provides accommodation for groups of volunteers or friends and families. Get back to basics in this chalet-style building...

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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