Best benches for a sandwich and beautiful view in Surrey

PUBLISHED: 17:45 05 November 2020 | UPDATED: 17:55 05 November 2020

We've picked the best benches in Surrey to go for a sandwich and a sit during lockdown (photo: xrrr, Getty Images)

We've picked the best benches in Surrey to go for a sandwich and a sit during lockdown (photo: xrrr, Getty Images)

Simon Greig

We’re in lockdown once again, but never fear because we can eat a sandwich on a bench. We’ve gathered some of the best benches in the county with beautiful views to do just that

According to the recent government restrictions, we are apparently still allowed to go for a nice long walk, sit on a bench with one friend and eat a sandwich. With this in mind, we’ve gathered some of the best benches in the county that afford gorgeous vistas. And if there’s no bench around, you can just sit on the floor. We think? Better check, hold on...

• With rolling countryside visible for miles at Leith Hill, put this bench on your lockdown bucket list.

Enjoying the view

• The magical nature reserve Newlands Corner is a great place to park your bum all year round. It’s a wonderful place to immerse yourself in nature come mist...

Tree and Bench, Newlands Corner

• ... or snow!

Newlands Corner in the Snow E1130229_02-PSEdit

• Nonsuch Palace was built by order of Henry VIII in the 16th century but was pulled down in the 1680s with building materials being sold to pay off gambling debts. The park still remains however and its benches afford beautiful views. Although sandwiches weren’t invented until 1762, we think Henry VIII would approve.

Nonsuch Park

• This bench overlooking Guildford Cathedral is a great spot for a contemplative sit.

Cathedral Scene

• For a dramatic spot for a sandwich, Claremont Landscape Garden has a gorgeously ornate white bench in the centre of the amphitheatre. This is one of the fancier benches on our list.

Claremont Landscape Garden

• This rustic bench is one of the best lookout points to spot some wildlife at Frensham Little Pond.

Frensham Little Pond, Surrey

• Straddling the River Thames, Chertsey Bridge is an attractive spot to watch the boats go by.

Chertsey Bridge

• One of our favourite places to make the most of Surrey’s rolling countryside is Box Hill. It epitomises the majestic Surrey Hills that we are so proud of in the county.

Bookcrossing at Box Hill, Surrey

Read more: Great Surrey restaurants with lockdown takeaway services

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