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Surrey

Leith Hill

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

near Coldharbour village, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6LU

A snowy bench looking over the Downs from Leith Hill

Important notice

Leith Hill Place and Leith Hill Tower are closed and will re-open in spring 2024.

Planning 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 tractor at Leith Hill removing logs

Woodland conservation at Leith Hill

Throughout February 2024, extensive woodland conservation work will be taking place in parts of Coldharbour Common, Tanners Wood and Duke's Warren on Leith Hill. The woodland here is in need of thinning to allow for more light to reach the ground and create opportunities for more tree species diversity in the woodland. A diverse woodland is more resilient to threats from climate change as well as pests and diseases. Opening up these spaces will also create glades for invertebrates and allow sunlight to reach the understorey allowing different species of flora, fauna and fungi to flourish. It may look untidy for a while, so we thank you for your support. All footpaths will remain open, but when visiting Leith Hill please be extra careful when using the wooded sections of the green waymarked route and other footpaths through this area. It would also be advisable to keep dogs on leads while the work is taking place. A short section of the mountain bike trail Summer Lightening will be closed during weekdays through February and diversion routes will be in place.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

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