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Hydon’s Ball to Hascombe Ride

This woodland trail passes near the memorial to Octavia Hill, British social reformer and founder of the National Trust at Hydon’s Ball near Hambledon, before descending the valley and climbing one of the great sandstone escarpments of the Surrey Hills, Read on>

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Ranmore to Polesden Lacey Ride

The countryside here is simply beautiful with woods, open farmland and magnificent parkland criss-crossed with National Trust permissive paths for the adventurous. The bridleway itself goes past Polesden Lacey where there is space for horses to rest and riders to Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills – Elstead

Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cycle Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills – Puttenham

Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cycle Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills – Thursley

Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cycle Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills – Frensham

Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cycle Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills – Punch Bowl

Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cycle Read on>

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Hankley Short Ride

HANKLEY COMMON SHORT RIDE This trail across the northern half of Hankley Common takes you over a golf course into a Managed Access area of stunning lowland heath with great views, patches of forest and wide open heather moor, criss-crossed Read on>

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Hankley Long Ride

HANKLEY COMMON LONG RIDE This figure of eight trail across Hankley Common takes you over a golf course into a Managed Access area of stunning lowland heath with great views, patches of forest and wide open heather moor, criss-crossed with Read on>

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Frensham Ponds Ride

FRENSHAM PONDS This magnificent heathland trail starts in woodland and then brings you out onto the open heather of Frensham Common, with no roadwork! The route runs right alongside Frensham Great Pond for a kilometre before heading up to the Read on>

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Puttenham & Cutt Mill Ride

PUTTENHAM COMMON AND CUTT MILL Open heath and woodland glades, grassland and a fabulous lakeside path puts the Puttenham Common and Cutt Mill trail among the top rides in the Surrey Hills. With excellent going in stunningly beautiful English countryside, Read on>

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Woldingham Walk

Explore hidden valleys, chalk downland and varied woodlands on this 8km (5 mile) scenic route. Allow at least 3 hours to enjoy the full route, while several shortcuts give you options for shorter walks. The route is marked by signposts Read on>

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Walk the Chalk

This station to station walk takes you along the dramatic scarp slope of the North Downs, through some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey. The scenery is spectacular and the area rich in wildlife. The views are outstanding – Read on>

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Wotton Trail

This heritage trail takes in the sprawling wooded paths around Wotton House, one of the valley’s most popular former country houses. Explore the historic milling hamlets and garden features of the area, including the ornamental cascade at Broadmoor, taking in Read on>

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Abinger Trail

This heritage trail takes in the idyllic village of Abinger Hammer, situated in the heart of the Tillingbourne Valley. Explore the sites of the former mills and historic houses in and around the village, taking in the scenic fields and Read on>

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Gomshall Trail

This heritage trail takes in the scenic village of Gomshall, set in the heart of the Valley. Explore the historic houses, milling sites and tannery buildings within the village as you walk along the Tillingbourne, before absorbing the beautiful open Read on>

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Albury Trail

This heritage trail takes in the distinctive Tillingbourne village of Albury, famous for its relocation a mile to the west in the 18th century. Explore its unique village architecture before meandering through Albury Park itself, a scenic parkland which combines Read on>

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Shere Trail

This heritage trail takes in the beautiful and popular village of Shere, one of the valley’s best preserved historic communities. Explore not only the many intricacies of the village itself, but also the gentle walk through the fields to Albury Read on>

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Chilworth Heritage Trail

This heritage trail takes in the extensive site of the Gunpowder Works at Chilworth, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the gentle series of paths within the Middle and Upper Read on>

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Shalford Trail

This heritage trail takes in the most western of the Tillingbourne villages, scenic Shalford, on the banks of the River Wey. Explore the ins and outs of the original settlement, including Shalford Mill and the church of St Mary, before Read on>

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Roman Temple Ride

ROMAN TEMPLE, FARLEY HEATH TO BLACKHEATH The countryside at Blackheath and Farley Heath offers some of the best riding in the South East. It is criss-crossed by a network of sandy tracks that are fantastic for horses. The area is Read on>

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Pitch Hill Ride

Pitch Hill is a narrow sandstone spur that rises from Peaslake to a dramatic summit towering over Ewhurst, with fabulous views to the South Downs. George Harrison’s famous song Here Comes the Sun was inspired by this view. Pitch Hill Read on>

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Winterfold Ride

This interesting 12km circular trail takes you across a variety of terrain, from the sandstone of Pitch Hill, across open farmland with fabulous views to St Martha’s, over sandy heathland at Farley Green and back on long straight bridleways through Read on>

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Summer Lightning MTB Trail

The trail starts near the Tower at the top of Leith Hill and starts with a great fun, jumpy descent down the steep side.   At the bottom, take the track up to the right and then cut off to Read on>

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Newlands Corner & St Martha’s

From Newlands Corner on the North Downs just outside Guildford, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of quintessential English countryside in the South East. This ride incorporates a rich variety of countryside trails including a fabulous downland Read on>

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Holmbury Hill Ride

Holmbury Hill is one of the great sandstone spurs jutting out over the Weald with fabulous views to the South Downs. From the crest – the centre of an Iron Age fort – you can sometimes see the sea in Read on>

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The Ockley TT

The Ockley TT course covers some main roads and country lanes and provides a great experience of rural surrey. It is a relatively flat course with some great restaurants and pubs along the route. This would be perfect for an Read on>

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The Haslemere Circular

The Haslemere Circular is for the more hardcore riders. Although it is mainly along country lanes, there are some steep hills which can be tough. This route also passes through the South Downs providing some dramatic scenery.   The route Read on>

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Puttenham to Godalming Loop

The Puttenham to Godalming Loop covers the south of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Travelling through the lovely town of Godalming and taking in the farmland and forests of the Surrey Hills, this route shows you Read on>

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Ride Surrey 27km

The Ride London-Surrey 100/Classic Race is celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 100 mile route, starting in the capital and then traversing Surrey’s stunning countryside is a ride that cyclists of Read on>

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Ride Surrey 17km

The Ride London-Surrey 100/Classic Race is celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 100 mile route, starting in the capital and then traversing Surrey’s stunning countryside is a ride that cyclists of Read on>

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Box Hill Olympic Route

Follow in the trail of our great Olympian cyclists by taking this picturesque route throughout the Surrey Hills, with great views from the summit of Box Hill. Please note that this route follows a dual carriageway but there is a Read on>

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Box Hill Route

The Box Hill cycling route is a great way to experience the countryside of the Surrey Hills AONB. The route provides outstanding views over Dorking and the surrounding area. This is a great ride for riders of all abilities. Follow Read on>

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Godalming Run

[dkpdf-button] This 22.5 (14 mile) run takes in the stunning Surrey Hills countryside in and around Godalming town, it will take you out to the village of Bramley and along the River Wey.   Starting from Minster Road in Busbridge, Read on>

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Guildford to Dorking Run

This 18km (11 mile) run takes you from town to country. Starting from historic Guildford castle, along the North Downs Way National Trail and ending up on Denbies Hillside at Ranmore Common. From Guildford Castle, bear right and head down Read on>

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Inspiring Views Walk

A 9.5km (6 mile) circular walk within the Surrey Hills which celebrates the Inspiring Views art project, visiting a number of beautiful viewpoints and discovering the sculptural benches and poetry inspired by these. You will be taken on a peaceful Read on>

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Tilford ‘Birds & Bridges’ Walk

This walk takes in Frensham Great and Little Ponds, and the River Wey. Discover the medieval bridges at Tilford and an abundance of local wildlife. This 8 mile, 4 hour walk can begin from either the Frensham Ponds Visitor Centre Read on>

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Norbury Park Walk

Allow about 2 hours for this undulating and at times hilly walk. The walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private land. Leave Box Hill and Westhumble station car park by steps then turn left up road. Cross road Read on>

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Horsley Jubilee Trail

The Horsley Jubilee Trail is a circular walk using mainly public footpaths and bridleways. You’ll come across the delightful ‘Lovelace’ bridges as well as the stunning Horsley Towers. The total distance of the trail is approximately 14.5km (9 miles) and Read on>

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Puttenham Walk

This 7 kilometre (4.5 mile) walk takes in the delights of Puttenham Common with some spectacular views along the way. With your back to the pub go right along the village street where you pass a good variety of houses. Read on>

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Guildford Town & River Walk

This walk shows how easily the hustle and bustle of the town centre can be left behind. A few minutes walking are all that is required to reach the beautiful and tranquil riverside environment of the River Wey Valley. Allow Read on>

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Frensham ‘Hops & Heather’

This delightful 10 kilometres (6 mile) route takes you around the village of Frensham, through heathland and woodland. From Visitor Centre turn right with Great Pond on left. Skirt edge of car park and continue on path around Pond. At Read on>

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Churt Walk

This 14 Kilometre walk takes you through the stunning heathland of South West Surrey. From Visitor Centre turn right with lake on left. Skirt edge of car park and continue on path around lake. At road turn left then left Read on>

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Mole Gap Trail

Step off the train at Leatherhead station and you will soon see the silver arrows which will guide you along this delightful 6 mile (10 kilometre) walk to Dorking. Walking time is approximately 3 hours but do allow much longer Read on>

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Chilworth Walk

This 8 kilometre walk takes you up to the historic St Martha’s Church where you will enjoy a fantastic vista of the Surrey Hills.   With the Percy Arms behind you go right alongside the A248 for a few yards Read on>

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