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Ashtead Common

Woodfield Rd, Ashtead KT21 2DU, UK

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About Ashtead Common

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.


Attractions near Ashtead Common

Epsom Common1.82km from Ashtead Common

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

Horton Country Park3.27km from Ashtead Common

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.

Norbury Park5.04km from Ashtead Common

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.

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.

Box Hill6.95km from Ashtead Common

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.

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.

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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.