<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Surrey Life today click here

10 reasons the Surrey Hills are probably one of the prettiest places in England

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:08 25 September 2017

Canmore Sunset by David Stretch

Canmore Sunset by David Stretch

Archant

People travel from far and wide to walk the Surrey Hills. We pick 10 reasons it might just be one of the prettiest places in England

1) Newlands Corner has spectacular views of the Surrey Hills. It’s the perfect spot to start an afternoon’s walk or to watch the sun set on a hot summer’s evening. Don’t miss the carpets of wild flowers that crop up in the warmer months.

2) Miles upon miles of bucolic countryside makes the Surrey Hills a stunning place to have a ramble and with more than 12 trails to explore, you’ll never tire of the pretty views to be found all year round.

3) A haven of flora and fauna, wildlife thrives in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

4) There are so many picturesque cycling routes in the Surrey Hills – perhaps that’s why cycling fanatics travel from far and wide to ride them. Popular routes are maintained regularly and new trails often created for cyclists to explore. You can even follow the trail of Olympian cyclists by taking the route from the 2012 Olympics!

5) Visit the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a large and natural amphitheatre filled with colourful heathland, streams, woodland and a plethora of wildlife. Local legend has it that the hollow was made when the Devil would throw lumps of earth up at the god Thor to annoy him.

6) Some of the county’s prettiest villages can be found in the Surrey Hills. From picture-perfect Mickleham to the very peaceful Abinger Hammer, Surrey’s chocolate box villages have period properties, winding lanes and hillside views aplenty.

7) Leith Hill Tower has some of the best panoramic views in the region. It’s been claimed that you can see 13 counties from the top of the tower on a clear and sunny day.

8) If you fancy eyeing up the capital from a peaceful and perhaps more appealing perspective, the trek up Hog’s Back is well worth the huff and puff. Can you see the skyline in the distance?

9) The hilly woodlands of Winkworth Arboretum are home to thousands of snowdrops, bluebells and other winter-flowing species including 15 different types of witch hazel, to cheer the spirits.

10) It truly is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

If you enjoyed this article you might like ‘27 pictures that sum up life in Surrey perfectly

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Surrey visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Surrey staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Surrey account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thirty years ago, the face of Surrey changed almost beyond recognition as The Great Storm ripped through the county, felling over a million trees and leaving a terrific trail of destruction in their wake.

Read more
Saturday, October 14, 2017

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick five of the best ways to spend your weekend in Surrey

Read more
Monday, October 9, 2017

Wrap up in your favourite coat and scarf, grab your sparklers and a warming drink, and enjoy one of these fantastic firework displays taking place in Surrey for bonfire night

Read more
Monday, October 9, 2017

With Halloween just around the corner, we bring you the definitive guide to Surrey’s most haunted places. Warning! Many of these spooky stories, which date back centuries, are historically/geographically inaccurate, but can still be investigated with a sense of fun…

Read more
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Living in England’s most densely wooded county, it’s always a pleasure to witness Surrey donning its autumn finery. Here’s some of the best places to do just that - plus a few pub pit stops to enjoy on route!

Read more
Thursday, October 5, 2017

First staged in London’s West End in 1982, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard calls on the theme of marital infidelity as its core thread, but digs deeper, lingering on seemingly insignificant comments and touching raw nerves with humour yet astute sincerity.

Read more
Monday, October 2, 2017

A national or international awareness day or week is a date usually set by a major organisation to commemorate a public health, tourism or ethical cause.

Read more

Its royal connections are rife – it was the place of coronations in Saxon times and it borders one of the country’s most famous royal parks – this month we visit the riverside market town of Kingston-upon-Thames

Read more
Monday, September 25, 2017

People travel from far and wide to walk the Surrey Hills. We pick 10 reasons it might just be one of the prettiest places in England

Read more
Monday, September 18, 2017

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 2018, this year’s Beautiful Surrey photography competition theme is ‘capturing the Surrey Hills’

Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Our county’s greens and fairways are considered to be among the very best around by some of the world’s greatest golfers. Here’s a bagful to tick off your scoresheet...

Read more

It’s known for its famous residents and posh pads but there’s much more to this charming Surrey village on the banks of the River Mole than pure glitz and glam

Read more
Monday, September 4, 2017

Hosted by Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards sponsors Local Food Britain at Guildford’s G Live entertainment venue, a brand new food and drink festival is bringing the best of Surrey and beyond to our county town this September

Read more
Monday, August 14, 2017

The UK’s leading French property show returns to Olympia London from 16-17 September

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Surrey Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Surrey's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search