Best places for spring walks in Surrey
Winkworth really comes to life in spring, with the magnolia blooms joined by cherry blossom and drifts of bluebells. The azalea walk is a mass of colour at the end of April, lining the path to the boathouse which overlooks the lake.
Whether you are an early bird, in search of bluebells, or simply want to take a moment to breathe in and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the surrey hills: we have the perfect walk for you.
Get your boots on this spring, gather up the family and the dog, and head to Hatchlands. Find blossom lined paths, picnic benches surrounded by daffodils and carpets of bluebells. All set in 400 acres of unspoiled parkland.
Visit Claremont between January and April and you'll come across delicate camellias in bloom, creating a bright display of colour. These blossoming plants are a welcome burst of life while the rest of the garden is still preparing for spring.
Step beyond the formal gardens to explore Ranmore Common and find blankets of bluebells in the copses that line our four way-marked walks. Pick up a walks leaflet for £1 from visitor reception or why not download our Big Walk.
Best places to see autumn colour in Surrey
When autumn arrives, Winkworth Arboretum bursts into colour, its yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the landscape. For the best views follow the signposted trails and seek out the viewpoints on the edge of the Magnolia Wood, the top of the Azalea Steps, the lakeside boathouse and the eastern Meadow
Travel through some golden ancient woodland and enjoy stunning views, along the circular routes from Polesden Lacey across Ranmore Common.
See the whole of Hatchlands in one walk. This circular walk follows the edge of our park through woodland, in all its autumn colours, and open parkland with distant views of our house and the wider Surrey countryside.
The autumn mists on the River Wey are a quietly beautiful sight. Walk from Dapdune Wharf to St Catherine’s and see how the river has cut through the North Downs. Experience some peaceful views along the way.
Savour the sights, smells and sounds of autumn with a walk in the Surrey Hills. Bring the family, the dog, a kite, a picnic and enjoy nature's glory. Here are some of our favourite strolls.
An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful place to be. National Trust Ranger Chloe Bradbrooke suggests six mini wonders of nature to look out for on an autumn woodland walk.
Best places for winter walks in Surrey
Nestled on a hillside in the heart of Surrey, Winkworth Arboretum's wintry woodland is the perfect spot for a quiet walk in the crisp air. Stop at the boathouse veranda for views across the lake.
Enjoy the ancient woodland, rolling downland and winter wildife on a refreshing winter walk. With 1400 acres to roam, the Polesden Lacey estate is the perfect place to explore whatever the weather.
Get your boots on, grab the kids or the dog, and head to Hatchlands for wonderful walking. Open every day of the year, we’ve got great waymarked walks for you to follow or just pick up a map and find your own path.
Take an invigorating walk around Claremont's historic royal landscape. With surprising twists and turns on every path, Claremont is a wonderful place for a frosty winter walk and a cosy cafe stop.