A travel campaign has been launched today with bus and train providers to encourage visitors to the Surrey Hills by public transport. A series of vintage style posters of iconic sites in the Surrey Hills are featuring across railway and bus stations throughout the south east.
David Wright, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Board comments: “It’s been great to work with our partners in the travel sector to spread the word about the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Surrey Hills are only 28 miles from London and are also the home of thousands of commuters. As 2018 marks 60 years since the Surrey Hills was officially designated an AONB, we are taking every opportunity to raise public awareness of our beautiful landscape and encourage visitors and residents alike to enjoy its tranquility and participate in its rural economy”.
The campaign focuses in on 6 iconic sites across the Surrey Hills; Frensham Great Pond, the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Newlands Corner, Box Hill and Reigate Hill with ideas for things to do in the area, walk options and refreshment stops.
One travel operator Metrobus who have embraced the campaign have gone one step further to promote the area by producing the artwork in large scale and adorning the back of two double decker buses which will be seen around the East Surrey area.
Charlotte Bruce, Marketing Manager for Metrobus comments: “It’s been a real pleasure to work with the Surrey Hills AONB and help them promote using public transport to visit this beautiful area. The illustrations by Louise Dunckley are just stunning and look amazing on the two buses. The illustrations will be on the buses for at least 2 years and you might spot them around Surrey and also in Sussex. We were really pleased to be a part of this campaign.”
Local artist Louise Dunckley, who created the posters comments “A little while ago I began to revisit the old railway posters from the 1930s, and felt it was a style I’d love to try and recreate. I grew up in the Surrey Hills and it’s been wonderful to create these posters in honour of 60 years of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
The posters are also available in postcard form at stations and bus stops and as limited edition prints where a £5 donation from the sale of each print goes to the Surrey Hills Trust Fund to help safeguard the future of the Surrey Hills landscape.
Look out for our posters this summer at South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and Southern Railway stations as well as on Compass Travel and Metrobus routes.
Visit www.surreyhillsdaysout.org to find out more.
All of the posters are available to buy as limited edition prints & £5 from the sale of each print goes towards the Surrey Hills Trust Fund to safeguard the Surrey Hills into the future. Click here to buy the prints.