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Surrey is a county full of festive delights. Think cosy pubs, frosty views and long winter walks. We pick 22 wonderful reasons to spend Christmas in Surrey.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Surrey is England’s most wooded county and the Surrey Hills boasts almost 40 per cent woodland cover. These woodlands hide a wealth of archaeological features. We pick some of the best woodland walks to explore

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Surrey has been used as a film location for many a blockbuster movie and the county’s hotels, woods and villages are no stranger to visits from the Hollywood A-list. Here’s just a few of the movies that have been, at least in part, filmed in Surrey

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Head to the far east of the county and you’ll find a charming town with a big personality set at the foot of the North Downs

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Foxhills Club & Resort is in the running for a prestigious national prize, after being shortlisted in two categories for the third consecutive year in the National Fitness Awards

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Walks

Monday, November 6, 2017

Surrey is England’s most wooded county and the Surrey Hills boasts almost 40 per cent woodland cover. These woodlands hide a wealth of archaeological features. We pick some of the best woodland walks to explore

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Surrey is blessed with one of the most extensive footpath networks in the country. Chairman of Surrey Hills Society, Christine Howard, picks 10 easy countryside walks to explore for National Walking Month this May

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

From woodland glades to film set masterpieces and vineyard wonders, Surrey has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit throughout the open gardens season. Surrey Life gardening editor, Leigh Clapp, picks out 25 of her favourites*

*The gardens featured are listed alphabetically, not in order of preference

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Discover stunning Surrey Hills countryside, including England’s largest single estate vineyard, on this three-hour Mole Valley walk

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In our regular feature focusing on Surrey’s amazing towns, this month the spotlight lands on the county’s cultural and creative quarter, Farnham

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Wildlife

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

For the first time, Surrey Life has teamed up with Sharp Shots Photo Club to launch a children’s photography competition. We’re looking for pics that capture what kids most love about the Surrey countryside – and there are some amazing prizes!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A snoring dormouse was caught cuddling her tail as it napped in a National Trust ranger’s hand at Holmwood Common, near Dorking.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From bouncing baby lambs to swooping birds of prey, rediscover your wild side at one of these Surrey attractions this spring

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, Sir Terry Pratchett has always attracted some weird and wonderful tributes - in life and since Death found his way to his door in 2015...

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Surrey Wildlife Trust manages over 80 nature reserves across the county, including heathlands, meadows, ancient woodlands, wetlands and grassland, for the benefit of people and wildlife. So, pack up a picnic and visit one of these beautiful havens...

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Monday, March 6, 2017

In this month’s column, Andy Smith, Surrey branch director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), highlights perhaps the most controversial threat yet to Surrey’s cherished but vulnerable Green Belt countryside

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Taking care of our fascinating wildlife is more than a full time job for Matt Binstead. Here he reveals how he spends his weekends at the centre, near Lingfield

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, Dame Judi Dench has been a resident of Surrey for more than 30 years and has an enormous affection for our county. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap met up with the Skyfall star at one of her favourite places, the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, just down the road from where she lives, for an exclusive interview

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Recently installed as honorary patron of Guildford Shakespeare Company, veteran actor and explorer Brian Blessed is as busy as ever. Here he chats to us from his ‘man cave’ in the garden of his Surrey home

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A rare bird of prey which stores its victims in a grisly larder has been seen out hunting on one of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves.

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