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Notice: Due to the Prudential RideLondon event on Sunday 2 August, access to Denbies Hillside will be severely restricted.
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.
Meet our woodwork volunteers
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
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...
Bright, glowing, colours flow over our patchwork views looking south towards Leith Hill. Our rolling green hills are dotted with pretty wildflowers and many butterflies hover overhead...
Follow our circular trail (2.2miles) and discover our bright gems on an invigorating walk...