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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
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
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...