Enjoy Surrey’s countryside this summer

Great walks on your doorstep

The warm summer months are here which means the trees are in full bloom, the sun is shining (hopefully) and the days are longer. Summer is a great time of year for you and the family to get outdoors for a picnic or spend time enjoying the natural environment.

Surrey's countryside estate has over 10,000 acres of open spaces so there really is something for everyone. From spectacular views to riverside meadows and open heathland there are plenty of places to picnic and take in the scenery.

For those wanting to explore the countryside on foot, here's our suggestions of the best walking routes in the county.

The Mole Gap Trail

Take the train for a wonderful day out in some of the most beautiful countryside in the south east, offering the opportunity to visit two historic market towns as well as England's largest vineyard.

Look for the silver metal arrows that will guide you along this six mile walk to Dorking with the peace and tranquillity of the River Mole by your side. Find details about the walk on the Surrey Hills web page.

Staffhurst Wood

An easy two mile circular walk exploring Staffhurst Wood (near Limpsfield), a beautiful old woodland which is popular with families and dogs. Find the walk details on the AllTrails Staffhurst Wood web page.

Walk the Chalk

A linear 7.5 mile walk from Dorking to Gomshall railway stations, via some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey. The scenery is spectacular and the area is rich in wildlife. The return leg can be completed by a simple train or bus journey (but check timings beforehand). Find the walk details on the AllTrails Dorking to Gomshall Circular web page.

Tilford birds and bridges

A 7.5 mile circular picturesque walk taking in the Frensham Great and Little Ponds and the River Wey, discovering the medieval bridges at Tilford and enjoying an abundance of birds and wildlife. Find the walk details on the AllTrails Tilford Birds and Bridges web page.

Other walks and activities

Our collection of walks with maps and directions can be found on the AllTrails web page. You can also get them straight to your phone by downloading the AllTrails app.

We've also got Natural Play areas at Norbury Park and Chinthurst Hill to encourage kids to get climbing and creative in the outdoors. Take a look at our visitor information web pages with top tips for a carefree and enjoyable day out.

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