Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Box Hill Trail, Tadworth KT20 7LB, UK
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About Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A beautiful hill which was stretching across a quarter of the county of Surrey and includes the chalk slopes of the North Downs from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east. The highest summit of the Surrey Hills AONB, Leith Hill near Coldharbour, is 294 metres above sea level. It is part of the Greensand Ridge, which traverses the AONB from west to east, and is the second highest point in southeast England (Walbury Hill at 297 metres.
Attractions Near Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A majestic and beautiful hill for scenic walks and stunning views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland managed by The National Trust, Box Hill has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London. At the foot of Box Hill you’ll discover one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks, the Stepping Stones, a perfect spot to picnic by the River Mole. A beautiful trekking area and also you will be amazed by the spectacular views from this area.
Norbury Park is a swathe of mixed wooded and agricultural land associated with its Georgian manor house near Leatherhead and Dorking, Surrey, which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. It occupies mostly prominent land reaching into a bend in the Mole in the parish of Mickleham. The park is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It is part of the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Polesden Lacy is a Regency house transformed into a superb Edwardian mansion by brewery heiress Mrs Ronald Greville. Today, you can visit the house to see the stunning décor, designed to impress; from the glittering gold Saloon to state-of-the-art conveniences like Mrs Greville's personal lift; and her collection of Dutch Old Master paintings, excellent examples of fine silverware, ceramics and maiolica. The 1,400-acre estate includes a walled rose garden, lawns, ancient woodland and landscape
Ashtead Common is an absolute treasure, right on the doorstep of SW London. Wide grassy avenues, dormice, an ancient earthwork & the site of an Old Roman Villa are all there. It is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation. 180.5 ha of the common are a National Nature Reserve. Together with Epsom Common it forms part of a larger area of open countryside called Epsom and Ashtead Commons, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A popular location rfor many families living within Surrey. It has a fantastic children's play area with sand and water features and a huge wooden ship. For sports fans there are four tennis courts, a skatepark, cricket square, croquet lawn, football pitches and multiuse games area.
The Surrey town of Reigate is well known for its 'caves' which riddle the town centre, although these are in fact largely old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain. Known locally as the "Reigate Caves", tours include the Barons' Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road.
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Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.