Spring walks in Surrey

It must be Spring time. Twitching noses are edging from the burrow to smell their first spring. Hazel and willow catkins fidget in unruly hedgerows, like the lambs' tails in the fields they enclose.

In woodlands, leaves are unfurling, tender and crumpled after the long sleep of winter. The leaf litter below is speckled with the stars of wood anemone and celandine, welcoming walkers drawn by warm weather.

Come and see them. It’s a glorious thank you for your support, which allows us to maintain field edges for wildlife and woodlands for walkers and nature habitat.

Here are our top walks all around the county to try this spring from Box Hill to the River Wey, Hatchlands Park to Leith Hill.

family of four standing by River Mole at Box Hill

Box Hill 

Try the Riverside Walk below Box Hill. It follows a glorious stretch of the river Mole as well as taking you through rare grasslands, ancient woodland and past some unusual Second World War structures.

River Wey Willows along the river bank

River Wey 

There are many different trails on the River Wey - mostly along different areas of the towpath but some also across the countryside and reaching heights that allow far-reaching views of the North Downs. Try a new one this Spring.

A family walks in open parkland at Hatchlands

Hatchlands Park 

Get your boots on this spring, gather up the family and the dog, and head to Hatchlands for wonderful walking. We’ve got the perfect springtime spots to discover all season long. Find blossom lined paths, picnic benches surrounded by daffodils, all set in 400 acres of unspoiled parkland.

A blanket of bluebells in the sun
Walking trail

Polesden Lacey 

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.

Rhododendron and azaleas in the Rhododendron Wood planted around 1900 to create an attractive vista from Leith Hill Place, Dorking, Surrey
Walking trail

Leith Hill 

Take in panoramic views from Leith Hill tower and discover the countryside surrounding composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ former childhood home. The woods are a mass of colour in spring with rhododendrons and azaleas.