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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.

Rise and shine – hear our dawn chorus

 Hear our woodland bird orchestra © Tony Hisgett

Hear our woodland bird orchestra

Start your day with a walk on our common to hear a spectacular dawn chorus. This is the time of year when all our woodland birds are a-twitter.

They also love singing in the evening, so why not pop along after work too…

Stride out along our family trail

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

Pick up our new trail guide from our notice boards

Find your sturdy shoes and cosy old coat and follow our 3.1 mile circular trail. Look for the early signs of spring - budding trees and new shoots...

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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