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The Surrey Hills is home to a wonderful array of rural enterprises with a diverse range produce, crafts, activities and places to stay.

Use this directory to help you experience the best of the Surrey Hills.

To find a great place to eat, a unique gift, a gorgeous getaway or a personalised service, start by choosing a category below then browse our wide selection of Members.


Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development

Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development offer:-

  • bespoke outdoor learning programmes for schools, youth groups and Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • The Adventure Zone (TAZ) Holiday activities, Saturday Sailing Club and family adventures with a difference!
  • Adult training courses for teachers, outdoor professionals and enthusiasts.
  • Bespoke corporate outdoor learning and development programmes for team development, recruitment, apprentice & graduate development.

High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre

High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre is set in 56 acres of woodland on Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The site has a colourful history with records dating back to 1706. Today High Ashurst is a wonderful wide-open space for learning and self-discovery in the natural environment.

Outdoor experiences and activities

The centre offers a wide range of activities including adventure/night walks, archery, challenge course, climbing and abseiling on our state of the art climbing tower, high ropes, mountain biking, orienteering, team tasks and woodland skills. The adjacent heathland is ideal for mountain biking and orienteering. All our activities are delivered by qualified and experienced outdoor instructors. Whether you book for one day, a week or a weekly programme, our staff will facilitate a structured outdoor experience and engage with your group to maximise their learning opportunities.

Activities can be adapted for disabled groups and there is an off-road wheel chair trail and orienteering course. Further information about our inclusive activities for groups with additional needs can be downloaded here.

Accommodation at High Ashurst

At High Ashurst we provide a variety of accommodation for our visitors including log cabins, teepees and camping.

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Catering options at High Ashurst

We can cater for most specialised diets as all meals are freshly prepared on site.

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The Adventure Zone (TAZ)

Evening, weekend and school holiday activities (including archery, climbing, team games, low and high ropes… etc.) to suit all age groups from 6 to 16.

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Conference and meeting rooms

  • Small meeting rooms (up to 12 people)
  • Large meeting/conference room (maximum 96 people)
  • On-site catering available for meetings and conferences

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award residentials

We offer action-packed, outdoor activity programmes at High Ashurst and at our other centres.


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