4.5 milesNestling in a fold of the Surrey Hills are the award winning Ramster Gardens, with over 25 acres of peaceful woodland, views of lakes and hillsides, filled with colour and interest. It is famous for its magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camelilias and many rare and unusual trees and flowering shrubs.
Situated in the beautiful South Downs National Park and recognised as the ‘Home of British Polo’, Cowdray Park is one of the busiest clubs in the world with some 450 matches played annually, the highlight of the season being the King Power for the British Open Polo Championship.
17.7 milesWisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens. Wisley is all about inspirational gardening and there’s always something new to excite and inspire. A fantastic day out for walks, horticulture and picnics with hundreds of events, courses and workshops all year round.
The South’s premier Western Horse Riding Centre with Western horse riding and trail experience days. A selection of Argentine Criollo and American Quarter horses can cater for all riders from novice to experienced. Be a cowboy for the day!
0.9 milesOne of The National Trusts earliest acquisitions and a memorial to one of its co-founders, Octavia Hill. It’s one of the highest points in Surrey and the steep, wooded south-facing slope commands magnificent views across the surrounding countryside towards the Sussex border. Lovely walks cross the peaceful heath and woodland which is a wonderful mix of many trees and a surprise of non-native shrubs planted by British garden designer, writer and artist, Gertrude Jekyll.
River Wey narrowboat holidays, day boats and row boat hire from March to October. Historically a fascinating waterway, being one of the first canalised rivers in the country, dating back to 1653. Enjoy the course of the river, the views the open spaces, the wildlife and the pretty riverside villages.
6.9 miles to start of routeA spectacular 108 mile walking route from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties. The route passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs – as well as numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The creation of the Inspiring Views project by Surrey Hills Arts has worked with landowners to open up hidden views along the route and has commissioned artists to interpret the views through art, poetry and sound.
An antique hunters paradise, you’ll discover everything from antique furniture to unique garden finds, decorative accessories, jewellery, handmade rugs, antiquarian maps & prints, vintage books to collectable movie paraphernalia. For a list of recommended destinations visit: http://www.surreylife.co.uk/out-about/places/best-antiques-shops-in-surrey-1-2173618
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