Things to see and do at Headley Heath

Headley Heath Surrey

Not far from south west London, peaceful Headley is waiting to be explored. Soak up Headley’s unique tranquillity, sit and admire a stunning view or listen and watch nature’s buzzing wildlife. If it’s a bit more adventure that you’re after, there’s plenty of that to be had at Headley Heath too – from cycling, horse riding and walking to geocaching and building dens, there’s something for everyone.

Footpaths for all to tread

Our heathland is a joy to explore on foot. Being mainly flat and dry, families with kids in buggies can have a fun and exhilarating day out, as can wheelchair users. Dress for the weather and head out at any time of the year. Follow one of our many footpaths - there are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the North Downs Way.

Explore on horseback

Trot along our network of public bridleways and permissive horse rides – you can see so much more from the saddle. Escape and explore further afield.

Uncover our wildlife

Headley is a mixture of heathland, woodland and chalk grassland - a variety of Surrey countryside all in one place. Many creatures live here from birds like stonechats, colourful butterflies like the grizzled skipper and scaly lizards and roe deer. Headley is bursting with wildlife - bring a guidebook, binoculars, survival snack (time slips by when animal spotting) and see what you can find.

Cycle from Headley

Cycle part of the Olympic road race from Headley. Join the loop and head onto Box Hill or beyond - the Sustrans route 22 or the Surrey Cycleway are great rides. Using pedal power you can discover more of the beautiful Surrey Hills and its hidden treasures.

Don't miss

  • carpets of bluebells in the spring
  • Bridge’s Oaks, one of England’s best spots to see the purple emperor butterfly
  • our important heathland restoration areas
  • beautiful views throughout the seasons