Horton Country Park
14 Farmside Pl, Epsom KT19 8GW, UK
About Horton Country Park
Horton Country Park is a rural landscape of fields, hedgerows, ancient woods and ponds of great wildlife and historical interest. The park is a wooded recreation and amenities area occupying the east of a narrow upland watershed between two tributaries. Part of the area is occupied by Hobbledown Children's Farm, which contains various folkloric themed adventure playgrounds and a small zoo hosting domestic farm animals, and exotics such as meerkat, nilgai, emu and Bactrian camel.
Attractions near Horton Country Park
Epsom Common is a beautiful widllfie sanctuary covers 176 hectares and has a range of habitats including woodland, grassland and scrub. Stane Street a famous Roman Road is only a mile away. This is a nationally important wildlife location because it is a breeding site for birds. Moreover, insects endemic to the area depend on the dead wood on location. Other fauna include roe deer, herons and purple emperor butterflies. Additionally, there are flora such as common spotted orchids and southern m
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 very large open space with an extensive network of both surfaced and unsurfaced paths. It is home to a variety of different species of flowers, birds and insects. The park contains Nonsuch Mansion, also known as Nonsuch Park House. It is the last surviving part of the Little Park of Nonsuch, a deer hunting park established by Henry VIII of England surrounding the former Nonsuch Palace. An iconic attraction which attracts people for a cqalm and quiet time.
One of the beautiful iconci attraction in this area, The Claremont Landscape Garden, just outside Esher, Surrey, England, is one of the earliest surviving gardens of its kind of landscape design, the English Landscape Garden — still featuring its original 18th-century layout. The garden is Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It will be a new experience for you all.
Along with St James' Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many the King Henry VIII owned. The palace has two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. It currently is open to the public displaying many of its original furnitures still in their original position, in addition to the works of art from the Royal Collection.
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.
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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.