Things to see and do at Leith Hill

View in May from Leith Hill

Climb the tower, walk the dog, take a stroll through the wood – there are adventures to be had in all sorts of places at Leith Hill. Find out what you could see and do on a day out to us.

Explore Leith Hill on foot

Escape to Leith Hill and explore the many footpaths, woodland walks and breathtaking views the area has to offer. Perfect for a short stroll, or a longer hike. Walks guides are available in our car parks or download one at

Climb to the top of the tower

Climb the spiral stairs to the top of the tower (not for the faint-hearted) and spot the famous landmarks. Look through one of the telescopes and be amazed how far you can see on a clear day. Can you see the sea?  Built in 1765 by Richard Hull, the top of the tower is the highest point in South-East England. Richard loved the tower so much he is buried under it.

Leith Hill Tower exhibition room

Climb half way up the tower to visit our exhibition room, with fascinating tales of the tower and the man who built it, there's even a dressing-up opportunity for the children.

Take the dog for a walk

Happy hounds love to bound through the woods and enjoy nothing better than exploring. Treat your best friend to a walk at Leith Hill. Please don't forget to keep your dog on a lead in Dukes Warren between March and July to protect the ground nesting birds.

Bird hide

The bird hide in the Rhododendron Wood is a great spot to sit peacefully and watch the comings and goings of native and migratory birds. Let us know what you've seen via the Surrey Hills Facebook page.

Stay at Henman Bunkhouse

Henman Bunkhouse provides self-catering accommodation for family holidays, recreational visitors, corporate groups and volunteers. It can accommodate up to 16 people and has a fully equipped kitchen.
Download our leaflet about Henman bunkhouse (PDF / 0.470703125MB) download