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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.
Now is the perfect time for walking on the hillside - fresh days, rosy cheeks and frosty paths. Why not follow our circular trail (2.2miles) over the festive period with your friends and family?
Start at the Denbies Hllside car park and follow the signs...
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.