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
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some of South East England’s most stunning and accessible countryside and a plethora of the best walking, running, cycling and horse-riding routes in the the South of England.
The Surrey Hills Cycle Hire offers a great opportunity to view the beautiful Surrey Hills. With traditional road bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes available for hire, it’s an activity that suits almost any level of fitness.
4.3 milesA rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife. Easily accessible with clearly marked footpaths and bridleways and a lovely spot for family picnics. The countryside is an area of great contrasts with extensive heathland views and secluded woodland glades. There’s always something new to see; from the breathtaking purple heathers and buzzing insects to majestic trees and strange fungi.
Whether you are experienced in fly fishing, or are just looking for something to try out for the first time, We Fly Fish offer you a memorable experience. Combining excitement and tranquility, fly fishing lets you connect with nature all year round.www.weflyfish.co.uk
10.7 milesSpectacular views and walks in the Surrey Hills countryside and home to an abundance of wildlife. You don’t have to go far to admire the views across the Punch Bowl or venture a bit futher and discover the stunning scenery at Highcombe Edge and Gibbet Hill. Gibbet Hill is the second highest point in Surrey with views across the Weald.
Greyfriars is located on the sunny south facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back at Puttenham, just outside Guildford in Surrey. They offer tours, tasting & events.
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