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A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife

If you’re new to exploring the countryside Witley and Milford Commons is a good place to start. It’s easily accessible and the footpaths and bridleways are clearly marked, you can’t get lost. The Commons is a lovely spot for family picnics too.

The countryside is an area of great contrasts with extensive heathland views and secluded woodland glades. There’s always something new to see; from the breathtaking purple heathers and buzzing insects to majestic trees and strange fungi.  Witley is a fungi paradise. 

During the warmer months the Commons are alive with bird song from birds like Tree pipits and Woodlarks.

Witley and Milford Commons is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Holiday events for all the family

  • The wetter the better © John Millar

    Pond dipping

    Tues 19 Aug, 10am - noon

    Find out what's lurking in our pond.

  • Just one of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ © Alexa Morton

    Den building

    Thurs 28 Aug, 10am - noon

    Gather sticks to build your own den in the woods.

Start your 50 things adventure

’50 Things’ 

An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or pond. 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' 

  • Build a den
  • Run around in the rain
  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Set up a snail race
  • Create some wild art
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Hunt for bugs

Download the 50 things app

LSE 50 things events graphic © National Trust/Alex Tarling

Complete your adventures this summer with our brand new companion app, helping little explorers tick off their 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ this summer.

Available on iOS and Android, search ‘50 things’ App Store or Playstore to download and join in this summer.

Learn with us – pencil in a date

Our school and youth programmes bring to life the habitats and history of our commons. Drop an email to Alan Taylor, our Community Learning Officer, to book a tailor-made visit for your group.

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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