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.
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.
With far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside, and lots of wildlife to discover, Box Hill is the perfect place for a family walk.
Spectacular views and walks in the Surrey Hills countryside
Medieval bishops' fish pond in tranquil wildlife haven amidst precious heathland
Come and explore the trails through woodland, heathland and farmland, all with exceptional views.
A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife
Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds
A spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald
Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views
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.
Discover some of the National Trust smaller countryside car parks in the Surrey Hills.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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).