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Notice: We're sorry but our Inholms Lane car park is currently closed. We are storing the materials for our new all-weather path here - work will begin shortly...

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.

Holiday fun for the kids

Let your imagination run wild in the woods

Join us for an exciting afternoon on the common - den building…

  • Sun 31 August
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • £10 per child
  • Booking required - 01372 220644

Our new all-weather path

Freshly surfaced pathways on Holmwood Common © Sam Bayley

The second phase of our new all-weather path is due to start shortly and we’re hoping the work will be finished by late summer.

We’re currently busy putting in the new way marking posts – see if you can spot them when you’re out and about…

New trail guide for our notice boards

Enjoy a walk at Frensham Little Pond © Arnhel de Serra

A lovely new trail guide, including our all-weather path, is being designed as is an information panel for our car park notice boards.

These panels are being funded by the Friends of Holmwood Common – look out for them later this summer…

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...

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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Find out more about the Surrey Hills by following us on Facebook - news, projects, wildlife and trivia too...

Sunhats or wellies?