2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designation. To celebrate this we’ve created 6 anniversary ideas for days out by rail & bus, letting you experience the very best the Surrey Hills has to offer.
Box Hill is well worth a visit with spectacular views, lots of walking opportunities and great places nearby to sample local food & drink.
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the Southern, South Western or Great Western train to Dorking or hop on Metrobus 21 or Arriva 465.
The Devil’s Punch Bowl has the most spectacular views and wonderful walking opportunities across open heathland and through shady woodland.
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the South Western train to Haslemere (5km walk from the station) or hop on Stagecoach Route 18A, 18 & 19 to Hindhead Crossroads.
Frensham Great Pond is a delight. One of two ponds, nestled amongst the heathland in a vast and beautiful landsape. It’s the perfect place to picnic with its very own sandy beach!
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the South Western train to Farnham or hop on Stagecoach Route 19.
You’ll feel on top of the world at Leith Hill, the second highest point in South East England. There’s a whole host of wonderful walking trails to follow and plenty of picnic sites.
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the Southern, South Western or Great Western train to Dorking or hop on Metrobus 22 or 93.
Newlands Corner commands some of the best views over the Surrey Hills and is a great place to start a walk with plenty of woodlands to explore. From here you can pick up the North Downs Way National Trail, this 153 mile trail from Farnham to Dover offers spectacular views and a fascinating heritage.
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the Great Western train to Chilworth or hop on Compass bus 23 or 25.
It’s easy to get here too. Simply catch the Great Western train to Reigate or hop on
Metrobus Routes 420 and 460 (Gatton Bottom stop).