Butterfly walks in the Surrey Hills

Come to the Surrey Hills and discover more about our rare and beautiful butterflies. The vibrant colours and skipping flight make these delicate creatures one of the wonders of the natural world. Here are three wonderful walks that will take you to the top spots. Bring your camera and see if you can grab a photograph.

Purple emperor butterfly

The Bookham Common butterfly walk

Bookham Common is a favoured home for the rare and magnificent Purple Emperor butterfly. This is due to decades of work by our rangers to protect the specialist habitats it needs. This walking trail takes you through one of the best woods in England for sighting the elusive Purple Emperor butterfly.

White admiral butterfly

Headley Heath butterfly walk

A ramble through woodland and heathland on acidic soils, which leads you out onto chalk downland turf before returning onto heathland and back into woodland.