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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.
Fresh spring colours are beginning to flow over our patchwork views looking south towards Leith Hill. Soon our rolling green hills will be dotted with sunny yellow cowslips. On neighbouring Ranmore Common there’re carpets of beautiful bluebells in May.
Follow our circular trail (2.2miles) and discover our bright gems on an invigorating walk...
Our giant butterfly sculpture
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 this winter by our volunteers. Look out for it near the railway line, at the foot of Denbies Hillside, from Westcott to Dorking...