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Leith Hill

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

near Coldharbour village, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6LU

View of Leith Hill Tower through the trees in summer

Important notice

Leith Hill Place and Tower are now open every weekend and Bank Holiday until the end of October.

Planning your visit

Leith Hill Tower, an 18th-century Gothic folly, built of stone with battlements, at Leith Hill, Surrey

Things to do at Leith Hill 

Enjoy a day at Leith Hill this summber. Climb Leith Hill tower and admire the far-reaching views towards London and the coast, enjoy a walk in the countryside and relax in Leith Hill Place, a family home which inspired famous people such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles Darwin. The tower and the house are open every weekend until 27 October.

View of front exterior of Leith Hill Place, with pink rhododendrons along the drive and a bright pink door.

Welcome back to Leith Hill Place 

After a year of closure for essential conservation work, we are delighted to welcome you back through the doors of Leith Hill Place. Childhood home of one of England’s greatest composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and often visited by Charles Darwin, Leith Hill Place is place of inspiration, discovery and creativity. The house is open every weekend, 11am-5pm.

Close up image of a family having  a go at making clay crafts in the Cider House at Godolphin

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.

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

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 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: Please contact us at least eight weeks before the event date. We know how important events are to organisers and participants. Please help us ensure events are safe and legal for both participants and our visitors.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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