A guide to making the most of your visit to the stunning Surrey Hills, whilst respecting nature, our community and other visitors.
Whether you are a local resident looking for new and exciting activities or you are coming from further afield and want to explore the hidden gems of the Surrey Hills, below are some ideas for accommodation, experiences and local food, drink and artisan crafts
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From 5 star luxury to cosy self catering to wild camping, choose one of these stunning properties in the heart of the Surrey Hills:-
|Dorking||The White Horse||An ideal base to explore some of the South East England’s most exclusive attractions. Set at the head of Dorking’s famed high street, the hotel offers 56 luxury en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and bar known as The Dozen and is one of the most storied coaching inns dating back to 1278|
|Dorking||Denbies Vineyard Hotel||Denbies Vineyard Hotel is located in the heart of Denbies Wine Estate with outstanding views across the 265-acre estate and rolling hills. Offering 17 ensuite rooms with a new Vineyard Restaurant and bar area, the hotel has subtle references to its prime location in the Surrey Hills wine country|
|Ripley||Broadway barn B&B||An elegant home from home – This beautiful property, which is over 200 years old, offers the very best accommodation with modern comforts while retaining a sense of charm and character. Each room is equipped with Egyptian cotton bedding, colour TV, DAB/FM radio alarm with IPod dock and free Wi-Fi.|
|Wonersh||Barnet Hill Hotel||This elegant Queen Anne-style mansion, set atop a large hill in 26 acres of lovingly maintained gardens and woodland, is now a luxury four star boutique hotel, with a passion for delicious food, superb service and divine rooms.|
|Dorking||Mercure Box Hill Burford bridge||The 57 room Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel is ideally located at the foot of Box Hill in the heart of the Surrey Hills within three acres of landscaped gardens, just outside central Dorking.|
|Shalford||Great Tangley Manor||A Grade 1 listed property that has been a dwelling for over 1000 years.|
Great Tangley Manor is a truly historic venue in Surrey with luxurious group accommodation.
The Manor is a large private residence which sleeps up to 12 guests in five bedrooms.
|Surrey Outdoor learning Centre||Surrey Outdoor Learning Centre – holiday activities, glamping and staycations, school trips for schools, Duke of Edinburgh awards training and corporate training too!|
|Cranleigh||Holly Cottage, Coverwood Lakes Self Catering||Holly Cottage, which sleeps up to 4 people, is in the most peaceful, stunning location and would provide the perfect base from which to explore the Surrey Hills.|
It has been comprehensively extended and renovated (with underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and log burner) to provide a high quality contemporary living environment coupled with traditional country cottage features.
|Bramley, Guildford||www.gatestreet.co.uk/||Experience traditional country living with all the added luxuries to make for a dreamy stay.|
Located just steps away from the heart of the venue, our 6 unique onsite units offer a tranquil environment for you to relax in. From Farmhouse to Shepherd’s Hut, we provide and cater for all your wants and needs to ensure your time at Gate Street is unforgettable.
|Farnham||Waggoners wild camping, Hampton Estate||Family run site set in a large field fringed by woodland with stunning views over the Surrey Hills and direct links to the North Downs Way and Surrey Cycleway trails.|
The perfect spot for families and couples looking for a big boost from nature deep in the Surrey countryside.
The staff here make an extra effort to create a friendly camping experience, with an emphasis on space, seclusion and escapism. This environmentally-conscious spot also tries to minimise its impact on the planet, with green solutions like hand-made compostable loos and cold wild woodland showers.
The Surrey Hills is home to a wealth of hidden gem experiences from leathercraft workshops to cooking over a campfire to paddle boarding. Here are a few examples that you can book in advance.
Please contact each company directly to find information on opening hours and booking details.
|Company name||Type of experience||Location|
|Adam Aaronson Glass Studio||Glass blowing workshops||Clandon|
|Albury Estate Fisheries Partnership||Fishing||Albury|
|Albury Organic Vineyard||Wine tasting and tours||Albury|
|Denbies Wine Estate||Wine tasting and tours||Dorking|
|Dorking Brewery||Beer tastings and tours||Capel|
|Greyfriars Vineyard||Wine tasting and tours||Puttenham|
|Hampton Estate||Wild Camping – 5th July to 30th August||Farnham|
|Hedges & Hurdles||Natural craft workshops||Redhill|
|High Clandon Estate Vineyard||Wine tasting and tours||High Clandon|
|Mandira’s Kitchen||Indian cookery classes||Albury|
|Norbury Park Farm Cheese Limited||Tours and tastings||Guildford|
|Rosanna Clare Handmade Accessories||Leathercraft workshops||Cranleigh|
|Rural Life Centre||Vintage events||Farnham|
|Ruth Wheeler||Woodcraft workshops||Bramley|
|Shetland pony Club LTD||Pony riding for kids||Stoke D’Abernon|
|Silent Pool Distillers Ltd||Tours and tastings||Albury|
|Surrey Hills Adventure Company||Paddle boarding and wild swimming||Abinger Common|
|Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development||Outdoor adventure and camping||Dorking|
|The Forest Bathing Institute||Forest bathing||Covent Garden,|
|The Wey & Arun Canal Trust||Boat trips and canal walks||Guildford|
|We Are The Salt Box Ltd||Cooking over campfires||Reigate|
|We Fly Fish Ltd||Fly fishing||Leatherhead|
|Wessex Distillery||Gin making experince||Godalming|
The Surrey Hills Artisan Trail is a free self-guided trail taking you on a journey around the Surrey Hills, offering opportunities to meet the Artisans and to taste local food and drink and experience traditional artisan craft skills.
It’s a fantastic way to explore the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy a range of experiences in stunning locations.
Meet our Surrey Hills Artisans and create your trail by booking directly with the Artisans.
You can take part in visits, demonstrations, tours, tastings, workshops and taster sessions and purchase local food, drink and crafts.
Activities include vineyard and gin distillery tours, cookery masterclasses, farm visits, coffee tasting and roasting, leather craft workshops, woodwork demonstrations and outdoor cookery experiences.
All the Artisans have been awarded our Trade Mark Surrey Hills, an accreditation and mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability
- Meet the Surrey Hills Artisans and hear their stories
- Book a range of experiences directly with the Artisan
- Find out about available demonstrations, tours, workshops, courses and taster sessions
- Opening times and how to book your visit
- Map – location of each Artisan
- Directions – how to get there and Where to stay
- Create your own Trail of Experiences
To find out more about all the amazing businesses in the Surrey Hills click here
Surrey Hills Enterprises is working to support the amazing local businesses across the Surrey Hills and thank all our Corporate Partners who are supporting this work