Working Groups have been established to lead on key areas of activity that have been identified in the Surrey Hills AONB Management Plan and as a priority by the Surrey Hills Board. The Working Groups are supported by the Surrey Hills AONB Unit and chaired by Members of the Board.
The following Working Groups have been established;
The Mountain Biking Working Group has been established to progress the pro-active management of mountain biking in the Surrey Hills. It brings together a group of landowners, access managers, users and businesses.
The Off Road Working Group has been established to look at ways of regulating and managing issues to do with Off Roading in the Surrey Hills.
This working group focuses on removing the unsightly overhead cables from areas within the Surrey Hills AONB and moving them underground. Funding is available within the UK Power Network’s area to progress these schemes.
The Equestrian Working group was established in November 2015 to promote horse riding in the Surrey Hills.
Quiet Lanes & De-Cluttering
The Quiet Lanes and De-Cluttering Working Group has been established to inform Members about the current thinking on traffic management and best practice in de-cluttering to enhance & protect the rural character of country lanes.
Frontline Surrey Hills
The Frontline Surrey Hills project in partnership with the National Trust has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund with the aim of uncovering the military history associated with Reigate Fort. It is hoped this project will be extended to cover other parts of the Surrey Hills.
This project has been established to open up key viewpoints in the Surrey Hills AONB which have been lost through overgrown scrub and trees.
Tillingbourne Tales Heritage Lottery Funded Project
This Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project focuses on the wonderful and unique industrial heritage of the Tillingbourne Valley. The Tillingbourne Valley has a distinctive landscape with a wealth of industrial heritage and lies at the heart of the Surrey Hills.