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Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

Holmwood Common is at the heart of the local community and is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all. It’s just off the A24 (south of Dorking), so why not break a car journey south to the coast with a stop? Stretch your legs and explore...

Dappled woodland and sunny clearings greet you – beautiful countryside for walking, horse riding and cycling. The common is fairly flat and ideal for families to explore, but it can be wet underfoot. Great fun though for kids who like squelching in mud with their brightly coloured wellies.

The common is home to much of our well-known British wildlife. In the warmer months, dragonflies hover above the ponds and amphibians live in the dark pools. The air is filled with birdsong and colourful butterflies flutter from one bright flower to another.

Visit in autumn and walk beneath our golden trees. Discover an amazing collection of fungi – the weird, the beautiful and the ugly.

Join in the 2015 Great British Walk

Enjoy a walk amongst the autumn leaves © NTPL/Chris Lacey

Enjoy a walk amongst the autumn leaves

Golden autumn is the perfect time for walking. Celebrate the Great British Walk with us, in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors, and join our Family-fun circular walk. Walk with Area Ranger, Rob Adams, on Sunday 18 October (10am - 1pm).

Book to save a place 01372 220644.

Stride out along our family trail

Pick up our new trail guide from our notice boards © NTPL/National Trust

Pick up our new trail guide from our notice boards

Find your comfy old shoes and look out for our wildlife along the way. At this time of year many birds are on the move either coming to the UK to escape harsh winters or leaving our shores, so there's lots happening. Look out too for our colourful berries...

Stay at 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...

See more of our rolling 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…

Holmwood on Facebook

Find out more about the common and our group of Friends by following us on Facebook - news, projects, wildlife and trivia too...

Sunhats or wellies?