News Stories


Celebrating Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills Society has received a ‘Sharing Heritage’ grant of £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Read on>

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Vote for The Jolly Farmers

Many of our members will have enjoyed the food and drink at the Jolly Farmers at Buckland, either during our events there or whilst dining independently.  They are now in the running for a national award which relies on people Read on>

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Minister visits Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was the focus of a recent visit by Lord de Mauley, the Government Minister for Natural Environment and Science. Lord de Mauley took time out of his busy schedule to find out Read on>

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Orienteering with The Surrey Hills Society

On Saturday 12 October I joined a very enthusiastic group of people at Newlands Corner for an introductory session on orienteering, organised by Guildford Orienteers and led by Society member, Marion-Payne Bird and her helpers. This was a new experience Read on>

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Space in the Surrey Hills

There is a sign-post in Holmbury St Mary with the cryptic initials MSSL on the finger pointing up a narrow lane into the hills above the village.  Following this lane one rises higher and higher and deep into wooded countryside.  Read on>

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SHS at the County Show

The late May bank holiday Monday is traditionally the date of the Surrey County Show.  Each year the Surrey Hills Society has a presence within the Visit Surrey marquee and promotes the Surrey Hills AONB and the Society.  As the Read on>

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Ibstock Brickworks and Vann Lake

A recent Society event combined modern industry at a local brickworks and the SSSI at nearby Vann Lake. We started  at the Ibstock brickworks at Newdigate where we were given a comprehensive introductory talk about the manufacture of bricks.  The Read on>

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Chairmans Day at Chilworth

Our former Chairman (now President) always managed to organise his Chairman’s Day on a lovely sunny day.  Our current Chairman (Christine Howard) was not so lucky for her first Chairman’s Day!  Waking up to a grey rainy Friday morning she Read on>

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