50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at Witley and Milford Commons

Family discover a den built on the Natural Play trail at Box Hill, Surrey.

You can complete many of the activities along our trails, but if you’re feeling very adventurous wander off the main paths and find your own secret route. Remember to bring a drink and perhaps a picnic too.

If you haven't already got one, pick up a scapbook from nearby Hindhead Commons.

Be an adventurer

No.1 climb a tree
We’ve many fantastic trees for you to climb. Pick one that has strong branches and that you can reach from the ground. See how high you can climb – what can you see? Don’t forget that you’ll have to climb down too...

No.4 build a den
Go deep into our woods and discover fun spots for hiding, There are lots of sticks and twigs to build a home with too.

Or a discoverer

No.12 make trail with sticks
Pick up sticks and use them as arrows to make a trail that twists and turns around trees and over logs. How long can you make your trail?

A ranger

No.22 explore inside a tree
There are many old trees on the commons. Look inside the hollows and see what you can find. Do any bugs live there?

A tracker

No.31 hunt for bugs
Follow our many paths - there’re lots of creatures to hunt for; butterflies, caterpillars, beetles and spiders. Remember to leave the bugs where you find them, safe in their homes.

No.34 track wild animals
The commons are perfect for seeing the indented footprints of many creatures – birds, rabbits and lizards. You’ll also see many horse hoof prints, but can you track a lizard?

Or an explorer

No.45 find your way with a map and compass
There are lots of tracks and footpaths, some of them unchartered – perfect for an intrepid explorer. Bring your compass and Ordnance Survey map Explorer 145 and set off on an adventure.