Visiting Leith Hill: What you need to know

We are delighted to welcome you back to Leith Hill. Here you'll find details on what's open and when, where to park, refreshments and ideas for walking routes.

A view of Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place  

Step inside the childhood home of one of England’s most influential composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Discover more about his life and work and admire the stunning views across the Surrey Hills.

Visitor sits on a bench close to Leith Hill Tower, Surrey

Visiting Leith Hill Tower 

Climb the Tower at Leith Hill and enjoy the spectacular views across South East England. The Tower is open from 1 April - 2 October Fridays-Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-3pm. Booking isn't required but please bring your NT membership card or pay at the entrance. From Starveall Corner car park (RH5 6LX) it's a 10-15 minute walk steadily uphill over rough ground to the Tower.

The woods at Leith Hill, Surrey

Explore Leith Hill 

Leith hill countryside is open daily from dawn to dusk. There are many footpaths and bridleways that allow you to explore the countryside. Details of these can be found on OS Explorer map 146 and OS Landranger map 187. We also have 4 waymarked walks of a variety lengths around Leith Hill which can be found on our downloadable map.

Visitors walking in parkland with cups of takeaway coffee

Refreshments

Tanhouse Farm Shop (not NT) operates a small catering kiosk from the base of Leith Hill Tower. It’s open daily 11am-3pm and serves a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks. Please note that there are no public toilet facilities at the tower or anywhere on Leith Hill.

children sitting in boot of car

Parking 

The 4 car parks near Leith Hill are often at capacity by mid-morning during weekends and at school holidays. Please consider coming back another time if the car parks are full. The Rhododendron Wood car park is free for NT members; £3.50 donation for non-NT members.

Dog walking at Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

Visiting the Surrey Hills with your dog 

Take some time to explore heathland and woodland on an invigorating walk with your dog in the Surrey Hills. Take a look at our tips for a safe stroll with your four-legged friend.