History of Abinger Roughs and Netley Park
People have lived in this area for thousands of years and tools have been found here dating from the Stone Age. Much of the woodland on the Roughs was once a series of fields, and heathland before that.
Wilberforce Memorial on the Roughs
Farrer, Darwin and the worm journal
The Mayor’s path
The Roughs and us
Piney Copse was given to us by the novelist E M Forster. He lived with his mother for a while at nearby West Hackhurst.
The Copse and Abinger Hall are both mentioned in Forster's book, 'The Creator as Critic and Other Writings'.
Discover the history of Netley Park from 19th century gentleman's estate to its military days, as a First World War hospital and then as a barracks for the Canadian army.
The house is not open to the public.