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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Enjoy this easy 2.5 mile (4 km) walk around this picturesque heathland and alpine woodland, close to Guildford

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pack a bottle of Champagne, wrap up warm and escape outdoors to one of these romantic Surrey escapes this month...

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Horley’s townsfolk are so keen on their Surrey heritage that there was uproar in the 1970s when boundary changes suggested the town should become part of West Sussex. We love it for its independent cafés and close proximity to the airport

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Within London’s ever-changing zeitgeist, different neighbourhoods take turns to define the city’s cultural landscape. And there is no doubt that, right now, the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury is the place to be – and be seen

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Monday, January 29, 2018

We pick some of the best events and performances going on across Surrey in February 2018

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Walks

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Enjoy this easy 2.5 mile (4 km) walk around this picturesque heathland and alpine woodland, close to Guildford

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Enjoy a delightful two mile heath and woodland walk around this country park, which recently achieved the highest rating from Natural England. A must for all the family – both two and four-legged!

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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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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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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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