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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.

Long days, lazy strolls

Take a leisurely stroll © NTPL/John Millar

Take a leisurely stroll

Make the most of the warm, light evenings and enjoy a relaxing, peaceful stroll at Scearn Bank. Soak up the wonderful views over the Weald - a perfect way to end any day.
 

Young people lend a helping hand

All smiles at the end of a hard day’s work © NTPL/Eleanor Yoxall

All smiles at the end of a hard day’s work

Footpath clearance, birch regeneration clearance and opening up the wonderful view at Scearn Bank... All this hard work was recently done by a fantastic group of young people from The Challenge Project (a charity that works to connect local people together across all ages and walks of life).

Start your 50 things adventure

’50 Things’ 

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...

’50 Things’ 

  • 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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