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D-Day & Headley Heath– commemorating the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord.

D-Day preparations on Headley Heath – 80 years on. The Canadian Army used Headley Heath to prepare for Operation Overlord in the run-up to June 1944.

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Join our two mile guided walk over Headley Heath visiting the remains of military sites associated with the Canadian Army’s preparations for D-Day in 1944. Learn more about this fascinating time and visit the remains of military trenches, fox holes, roads, runways and ammunition stores. Now a peaceful wildlife haven, the heath boasts an array of acid and chalk grassland species, many of which thrive in the specialist habitats created as a result of the military occupation of the site.

Please note if using the car park, the usual charges will apply. NT members park for free.



Event ticket prices

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Park at Headley Heath main car park. Meet on the green next to the donation cairn.

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather. Stout boots are recommended as the walk will be over rough, uneven ground. which may be wet. Don't forget camera and binoculars.


The paths can be narrow and muddy with a layer of stones and tree roots.

Contact info

Surrey Hills Estate Office