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Wintry view from Colley Hill
Wintry view from Colley Hill | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Surrey Hills

The National Trust cares for over 4000 hectares of countryside in the Surrey Hills and forms part of the Surrey Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). You can visit popular attractions such as Box Hill, Leith Hill, Frensham Little Pond, and Hindhead Commons and Devils Punch Bowl or hidden gems like Limpsfield Common, Headley Heath, and Witley and Milford Commons.

Top Surrey hills places

With conservation at our core, all our countryside locations provide an opportunity to explore wildlife and nature. Frensham Little Pond is the perfect place to spot common and rare birds whilst Denbies Hillside is home to a large variety of butterflies. Or why not visit the ancient woodlands at Harewoods or Abinger Roughs - a perfect place for a young explorer to discover nature. With spectacular views across the region, our places are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are miles of walking trails and waymarked routes to explore and at Box Hill, Frensham and Hindhead you’ll find our ever-popular cafes. Alternatively, you can bring a picnic, sit just about anywhere, and soak up the breathtaking landscapes.

Visitor at the view point looking across towards the South Downs on a frosty winter's morning
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Box Hill 

With far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside, and lots of wildlife to discover, Box Hill is the perfect place for a family walk.

Tadworth, Surrey

Fully open today
A horse walks through a frosty Hindhead Common, Surrey, in winter
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Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl 

Spectacular views and walks in the Surrey Hills countryside

Hindhead, Surrey

Partially open today
A lake with very still water with a clump of silhouetted reeds to the right and a row of trees with autumnal colours on the other side of the water
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Frensham Little Pond 

Medieval bishops' fish pond in tranquil wildlife haven amidst precious heathland

Frensham, Surrey

Fully open today
A snowy bench looking over the Downs from Leith Hill
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Leith Hill 

Come and explore the trails through woodland, heathland and farmland, all with exceptional views.

Dorking, Surrey

Autumn view of Witley and Milford Commons, Surrey, with fallen leaves on the grass and a gate in the distance.
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Witley and Milford Commons 

A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife

Witley, Surrey

Fully open today
Trees displaying autumn colour around a pond at Bookham Commons, Surrey
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Bookham Commons 

Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds

Great Bookham, Surrey

Fully open today
A view of the misty North Downs from Reigate Hill in Surrey
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Reigate Hill and Gatton Park 

A spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald

Reigate, Surrey

Fully open today
A winter view of Denbies Hillside, Surrey. Deep snow in the foreground with frost covered leafless trees as the hill drops down into the snow covered valley beyond.
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Denbies Hillside 

Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

near Dorking, Surrey

Fully open today

Plan your visit

Close-up view of a brown and white dog, held on a lead, with fallen leaves on the ground, at Clent Hills, Worcestershire
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Visiting the Surrey Hills with your dog 

Surrey Hills is a one pawprint rated place. With a wide variety of paths and open spaces, the Surrey Hills are an ideal place to bring your dog for a walk. Here’s what to keep in mind to keep your dog and others safe.

A view Headley Heath in summer with blue skies and green vegetation
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Countryside car parks in Surrey 

Discover some of the National Trust smaller countryside car parks in the Surrey Hills.

A smiling group in running gear run through woodland

Planning an event in the Surrey Hills?

If you would like to host an event on National Trust land, or your sporting event includes routes on National Trust land, please email us at: surreyhills@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please contact us at least eight weeks before the event date. Please help us ensure events are safe and legal for both participants and our visitors.

Spotlight events

Child fills in their Easter activity trail at Osterley Park and House, West London

Easter adventures at Box Hill 

This Easter, treat the whole family to an Easter adventure at Box Hill. Follow the trail through the woodlands with games and challenges along the way, and then collect your prize at the end. (£3 per trail). And over the Bank Holiday weekend, bring your fabulously decorated hard-boiled egg for the traditional egg roll down the hill! Rolling takes place at 11am & 3pm.

Two children sitting on log looking at Easter trail sheet

Easter adventures at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl 

This Easter, enjoy adventures in nature at Hindhead Commons. Suitable for all the family, take part in nature-inspired activities and challenges as you follow the trail through the heathland and then collect your prize at the end. (£3 per trail).

Countryside in Surrey