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Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep

Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of open heathland and large areas of woodland, the Common is a perfect place to enjoy the countryside, whether walking, cycling or horseriding. There’s an old Roman road to saunter along too.

Limpsfield Common is also a good spot for family outings and picnics, with open, mainly flat, spaces to run and explore.

There are magnificent beech trees, some around 200 years old, and the woodland is carpeted with bluebells in spring.

Also look out for the partly hidden, recently restored (to its war time condition) Second World War air raid shelter - experience what life was like during an air raid on a guided tour.

Walk to Chartwell for tea or maybe lunch and back

Walk to Chartwell, the former family home of Sir Winston Churchill

Walk to Chartwell, the former family home of Sir Winston Churchill

Celebrate the Great British Walk with us (in partnership with Cotswold Outdoors) and walk to Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Join the three hour circular trail by St Andrew’s church and follow the Limpsfield Chart signs.

There’re some steep slopes and rough ground but the effort is well worth it…

New homes for woodland creatures

Post a letter at Peterâ¿¿s Post Office © National Trust

If you’re looking for something different to do with the kids, why not pop along to Ridlands Grove and look for Peter Rabbit’s Post Office? 

Start your 50 things adventure

’50 Things’ © National Trust

An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or hedge. And our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your own adventure here. 

Try one or two of our adventures...

Have fun climbing trees and scrambling on logs. Watch you donâ¿¿t fall. © National Trust/Arhel de Serra

  • Climb a tree
  • Watch the sun wake up
  • Build a den
  • Balance on a fallen log
  • Hunt for creepy bugs
  • Track wild animals
  • Find your way with a map and compass

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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Sunhats or wellies?