Our countryside

Surrey has an abundance of beautiful countryside for everyone to enjoy including the nationally designated Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 2,000 miles of public paths across the county to explore. Our countryside is made up of five main habitat types, all of which contribute to biodiversity: chalk grassland and downland, woodland, heathland and waterways.

Respect, protect, enjoy

We want you to enjoy your visit to Surrey's countryside. Whether you are a walker, cyclist, horse rider or simply seeking the peace and tranquillity of nature. Take a look at our advice on visiting the countryside, enjoy your visit, have fun, and make memories.

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