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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.

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...

Boy relaxing on grass at Aira Force, Cumbria © NTPL/Paul Harris

  • 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

Long days, lazy strolls

Admire the view towards the Ashdown Forest

Admire the view towards the Ashdown Forest

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.

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?