Summer at Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey

Summer's a time for frolics and freedom, and for reconnecting with nature. Feel the sun warm your skin on a countryside stroll this season at Runnymede and Ankerwycke.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke is packed with stories and adventures. For a heartening countryside hike, head up to the hills and follow trails past meadows and memorials, through ancient woodland, to a reward of one of the widest views across the county.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey
Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey

If it's relaxation you're looking for, bring a picnic and find your place by the river, watching birds glide peacefully by. From 15 June you can also go fishing on our fertile stretch of the Thames (please buy a permit from a member of staff).

Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey
Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey

From 2,500-year-old trees to art installations celebrating democracy, there's something interesting in every nook and cranny at Runnymede and Ankerwycke. Summertime is the season for adventure and play, so get wildlife-spotting, hiking, geocaching or sunbathing, and let us know what you get up to on Facebook (NTRunnymede) or Twitter (RunnymedeNT).

Runnymede, Surrey

Planning your visit

Plan ahead to make the most of your visit. The Riverside car park opens from 1 April, and both car parks close at 7pm. The tea-room is open from 10am until 5pm, serving drinks, hot lunches and baked treats. From here you can also borrow an Adventure Backpack and become a history hunter at Runnymede, or pick up a map and follow one of the coloured trails around the countryside.