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Surrey Hills Wood Fair 2018

The Surrey Hills Wood Fair celebrated ‘all that’s good about wood’ with thousands of visitors in the beautiful setting of woodlands and meadows in the stunning Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Read on>

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Surrey Hills Symposium

Come along to the FREE Surrey Hills Symposium on 28 November to celebrate, be inspired and debate climate change, London’s growth, recreation, failing nature, farming and more.. Read on>

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Outstanding Week

The AONB Family has worked together to organise a week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Read on>

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Festival of Sport

The team at the Surrey Hills Challenge is making the event even bigger this year with the *NEW* Surrey Hills Festival of Sport. Set in the beautiful vineyards of Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking on Sunday 23rd September, the Festival is a FREE to attend event celebrating the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a fantastic area for outdoor activities, sport and exercise. Read on>

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No to drilling at Leith Hill

A sigh of relief could be heard across the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yesterday as it was announced that energy firm Europa Oil & Gas would be withdrawing from exploratory drilling at Leith Hill Read on>

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Large scale artwork near Dorking

You may have seen something unusual in the Surrey Hills landscape this summer. On Milton Court Farm near Dorking is a large scale piece of artwork called Fossil Ocean Floor by artist Jonathan Parsons. Read on>

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Celebrating the Surrey Hills

An evening of celebration took place at Losely Park at the end of June to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Society and the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills AONB. Hosted by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Read on>

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Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden 2018

The Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden 2018 was officially opened by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and Patron of Surrey Hills Enterprises at the Preview event attended by 270 guests on Friday 4th May. Read on>

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Name the Surrey Hills Hare

We need your help. Our beautiful Surrey Hills Hare created by artist Charlotte Choi needs a name. Simply cast your vote below and the most popular name wins! Create your own user feedback survey The Surrey Hills Hare is part Read on>

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Surrey Hills Prints

To celebrate 60 years of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we have collaborated with Illustrations & Prints to create 6 limited edition prints. Read on>

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Olympic Medallist launches hacking trails

Three time Olympic medallist and Surrey Hills resident Pippa Funnell MBE was on hand last week to help promote horse riding in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and to launch a series of new hacking trails. Read on>

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Celebrating 60 years

2018 is a significant milestone for the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as it marks the 60th anniversary of the designation. The Surrey Hills was one of the first landscapes in the country to be designated in Read on>

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Merry Christmas

There’s lots to do in the Surrey Hills over the Christmas period. We’ve got some fantastic suggestions for walks and cycles. Click here to find out more  

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Into the Wild!

A group of twelve young people aged 13-16 took part in an exciting wilderness expedition this summer, not in the far flung Highlands of Scotland but closer to home in our very own Surrey Hills! Read on>

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Cycle Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Board and Cycling UK have received a capital grant of £19,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust for an exciting new project. Read on>

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Celebrating Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills Society has received a ‘Sharing Heritage’ grant of £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Read on>

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Protecting Byways

The Surrey Hills Byways Working Group are actively working in partnership to help protect the Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) in the Surrey Hills. Read on>

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Learn a new skill

The Surrey Hills Society have a Map Reading course running on 14 May. A training day for those who want to get out and appreciate the Surrey Hills. Read on>

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New Gallery Opens

The new Tillingbourne Gallery was opened this week by the Mayor of Guildford. Sited in Shere Museum it provides a dedicated space to showcase the work of the Tillingbourne Tales Heritage Lottery funded project. Read on>

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Sweet chestnut blight warning

Plant health authorities are urging woodland managers, tree professionals and the plant trade to be vigilant over the coming months for sweet chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica. Read on>

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Tillingbourne Tales

Tillingbourne Tales has delved into the history of the Tillingbourne Valley and discovered some wonderful stories to bring to life the industrial heritage of the area. Read on>

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The Surrey Hills Year

It has been a very busy year in the Surrey Hills. Find out all about the work of the Surrey Hills family who work together to protect, enhance and raise awareness of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Read on>

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More words needed…

We need your help….. ‘Perspectives’, one of five artworks installed along the Greensand Way in the Surrey Hills as part of the Inspiring Views project needs more words inscribed on the wooden tiles. Please send us your phrases and words inspired by views from the Surrey Hills. Read on>

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Poetry inspired by the Greensand Way

Poet John Wedgwood Clarke was commissioned as part of the Inspiring Views project to create poetry inspired by the views from the Greensand Way he comments; “‘It’s been a pleasure to discover and explore a landscape that has so powerfully Read on>

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Celebrating Tillingbourne Tales

Tillingbourne Tales, is an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project that has delved into the history of the Tillingbourne Valley.  Lots has been discovered and on Sunday 16 October you can find out more at a special event aimed at families Read on>

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Cows ready for the Surrey auction

What’s happened to the cows everyone is asking! Fear not they are currently grazing back at the Farm and getting ready for their next big adventure – the CowParade Surrey auction this Thursday 20 October. Read on>

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Get inspired in the Surrey Hills

This summer you may have noticed some rather striking looking sculptures popping up along the Greensand Way. These distinct pieces of art are part of the Inspiring Views project delivered by Surrey Hills Arts. Read on>

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The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is back!

The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is now in its 7th year. Taking place within the Birtley Estate in Bramley on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October from 10am – 5pm. Each year the fair gets bigger and better yet retains the traditional charm of a rural day out in the Surrey Hills for all the family. Read on>

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An Outstanding Week in September!

The AONB Family has worked together to organise a week long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From 17-25th Sep events can be found on www.landscapesforlifeevents.org.uk Read on>

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‘CyclingMooKay’ STOLEN from Box Hill!

CowParade Surrey are devastated to report that ‘Cycling Moo Kay’ was stolen from the top of Box Hill overnight! Police are investigating after the life-size cow, painted with Surrey Hills cycling scenes, was unbolted from its plinth and taken some Read on>

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Surrey Hills Festival of Food & Drink

Taking place on Saturday 3 September from 10am-5pm, the Surrey Hills Festival of Food & Drink is a celebration of all that Surrey has to offer and it promises to be a fantastic day out in the Surrey Hills for all the family. Read on>

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‘Have a Butchers’ at the new arrival in Haslemere

‘Have a Butchers’ is the latest addition to CowParade Surrey. This beautiful moo has been designed with food in mind and is one of a trio of cows sponsored by Waitrose. She was officially unveiled with quite an audience by Councillor Sahran Abeysundara the Haslemere Town Mayor. Read on>

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