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A man stands looking at the far-reaching view, featuring many trees, on the edge of the massive circular depression, the Punch Bowl, at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey
Taking in the view over the Punch Bowl at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey | © 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 the 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.

People standing at and around the view point at Box Hill, with a view over the town in the background
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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

Partially open today
Spring at Hindhead Commons and Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey
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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
View across Frensham Little Pond, Surrey
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Frensham Little Pond 

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

Frensham, Surrey

Fully open today
View of Leith Hill Tower through the trees in summer
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Leith Hill 

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

Dorking, Surrey

Partially open today
Footpath through a copse on Witley Common, south west of Guildford, Surrey
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Witley and Milford Commons 

A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife

Witley, Surrey

Fully open today
Isle of Wight pond Bookham Commons
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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
Explore the meadows around Reigate Hill
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Reigate Hill and Gatton Park 

A spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald

Reigate, Surrey

Fully open today
View from Denbies Hillside across a patchwork of fields
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Denbies Hillside 

Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

near Dorking, Surrey

Fully open today

Plan your visit

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Events at Leith Hill 

With a packed programme of events, there’s so much to see and do at Leith Hill. From free photography workshops and guided walks, to children’s storytelling, art workshops and atmospheric evening concerts in the house, find out more about what’s coming up this season.

A number of people participate in am outdoor yoga class

Events at Box Hill 

From children's trails and outdoor theatre to Park Yoga and a Regency picnic, find out more about the events coming up at Box Hill.

Come and play at Rowllane Garden this summer

Events at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl 

From children's trails and family activities to guided walks and discovery days, find out more about the events coming up at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

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 

With a wide variety of footpaths and open spaces, the countryside sites in the Surrey Hills are an ideal place to bring your dog. Find out more about the facilities available, and how to keep your dog and others safe.

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

Cartoon figure of a smiling boy wearing a helmet on riding a bee and holding a dandelion seed head

Free outdoor family theatre 'Buzz' across the Surrey Hills

Sun 28 July Hindhead Commons; Sun 4 August Frensham Little Pond; Sun 11 & 18 August Box Hill, 11am & 3pm. Join Billy Bumble as he shrinks down to bee-size and discovers the challenges of life as a bee. Featuring spell-binding puppetry and a giant honeycomb set, join us for a whirlwind ride, avoiding grumpy Mr Fred and the gaping jaws of Shredder the dog! All performances are relaxed and BSL interpreted. Created by award-winning puppetry and theatre company, Smoking Apples. Booking not required.

Two children get up close and peer into a large insect hotel covered with ivy.

Incredible invertebrate weekend at Leith Hill Place 

Sat 29 & Sun 30 June, 11am-4pm. Join us for a weekend of the magic of insects and explore the science and beauty behind these wonderful creatures. Enjoy free activities including family storytelling, bug hunts and arts and crafts - why not make your own bug hotel to take home with you? Plus meet both the bug experts and artists and discover more about the inspiration behind the art at Leith Hill Place.

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