Landscapes of the Surrey Hills

Although the Surrey Hills is now one of the most wooded of the nationally protected areas in the country, it is still an intriguingly diverse landscape characterised by hills and valleys, traditional mixed farming, a patchwork of chalk grassland and heathland, sunken lanes, picturesque villages and market towns.


The landscape features that define the special character of the Surrey Hills are as follows:

  • Views
  • Woodland
  • Heathland
  • Tranquility
  • Commons
  • Country lanes
  • Downland
  • Historic buildings
  • Dark skies
  • Farmland
  • Parkland
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