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8.8 milesAn historic and vibrant market town with first class shopping and restaurants. Step back in time at the Guildford Medieval Castle, The Tudor Guildhall, Jacobean Abbots Hospital and the Georgian Art Gallery. Special festivals including Guildford Summer Festival, Guildford Fringe Festival and Guildford Book Festival all bring national and international names to the town.
6.9 miles to start of routeHaslemere is a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history, with pretty streets and timbered and tile hung buildings. Spend the day browsing the wide range of interesting independent and specialist shops which maintain Haslemere’s traditional character and sense of individuality.
12.5 milesA beautiful market town and centre for arts and culture set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and surrounded by the walls of Petworth House and Park. It’s the only town outside London to boast over thirty arts and antique dealers all within a mile radius and is visited by buyers from all over the world. Voted “Antiques Town of the Year” in the British Antique Collectors’ Awards.
10.7 milesA stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The palatial state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculptures, including major works by van Dyck, Turner, Flaxman, Titian and Blake. Separate servants’ quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’ featuring domestic rooms and historic kitchen while the 700 acre landscaped deer park offers panoramic views. Open air summer concerts are one of the highlights of the Petworth International Festival.
1.1 milesA glimpse into England’s rural past. Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. This 16th century labourer’s dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of ininterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.
23.7 milesA beautifully restored medieval castle and stately home with wonderful gardens and magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. One of the longest inhabited country homes in England, it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1,000 years. A blend of medieval and gothic architecture and full of fascinating furniture, tapestries and a rare collection of paintings by renowned artists plus themed gardens and a long list of events including a number of fun, informative and interactive living history days and weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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