The Surrey Hills has numerous attractive, winding, often enclosed, country lanes. A large number are ‘sunken’ lanes, particularly in the Greensand. Sunken lanes are often former drove ways, formed by erosion of sand and chalk. They have characteristically high banks with tree cover, and some, with their emergent tree roots, are spectacular features. Roads, bridleways and footpaths can be as much a part of the landscape as hedges and fields. The Surrey Hills enjoys an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways, including the North Downs Way National Trail, the Greensand Way and the Downs Link, which provide ready access throughout the AONB.
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