What's on in the countryside

Discover our growing variety of seasonal events happening across Surrey's countryside.

2024


April

Person holding walking stickWattle Hurdle training course in Norbury Park

Learn a heritage skill. This two day training course will teach the age-old practice of weaving cleft hazel rods through upright hazel rods to create a rustic, practical and attractive alternative to modern-day fencing panels.

  • Date: Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April
  • Place: Norbury Park, KT22 9DX
  • Time: 9am to 4pm.

Further details and booking information are available on the Hedges and Hurdles website.


May

Nature friendly dog walks

Join Elmbridge Borough Council's Countryside Ranger Susy on a free friendly group walk with other dog owners and walkers around local countryside sites to learn more about the wildlife and habitats on local commons.

  • Date: Wednesday 8 May
  • Place: Oxshott Heath. Meet in Oxshott Heath car park near the railway bridge (What3words ///liked.paints.alone), Warren Lane, Oxshott.
  • Date: Monday 13 May
  • Place: West End Common. Meet in Horseshoe Clump car park, opposite Blackhills, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 8LZ.
  • Time: 10am to 12pm.

Spaces are limited. Advance booking is essential, please email: countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk


Spring wildflower foray at Sheepleas

Join wildlife guide Susy Dixon-Jones of Hidden Worlds Wildlife Guiding for a Springtime tour of the Sheepleas local nature reserve. You'll learn to identify many wildflower and tree species and understand the role they play in our ecosystem. This gentle, slow-paced walking tour will last approximately two hours and there will be plenty of opportunity to stop and take in the sights and sounds of this stunning landscape.

  • Date: Saturday 11 May
  • Place: Sheepleas, Shere Road car park, KT24 6EP.
  • Time: 10am to 12pm.
  • Cost: Adult tickets priced at £12.50, Children are free.

Booking is essential. Please book your place on the eventbrite booking form.


Two people walking on Chobham CommonSurrey Day 2024

A celebration of all that is great about the county, Surrey Day is set to return for a sixth year to bring the area's towns, villages and attractions together in recognition of our beautiful county.

  • Date: Saturday 11 May
  • Place: Events happening across Surrey
  • Time: All day

For a full list of events happening across Surrey view the Visit Surrey website.


October

Finished example of a laid hedge.Hedge laying course in Norbury Park

Hedges and Hurdles Country Skills and Crafts provide hedge laying and coppicing training throughout the coppicing season between October and March each year. This country craft rejuvenates existing hedgerows and improves the overall structure and strength of a hedge providing protection for crops and wildlife.

  • Date: Saturday 5 and 19 October
  • Place: Norbury Park, KT22 9DX
  • Time: 9am to 4pm

If you are interested in this course, please visit the Hedges and Hurdles website Introduction to hedge laying training course


November

Hedge laying course in Norbury ParkHedgelaying

Hedges and Hurdles Country Skills and Crafts provide hedge laying and coppicing training throughout the coppicing season between October and March each year. This country craft rejuvenates existing hedgerows and improves the overall structure and strength of a hedge providing protection for crops and wildlife.

  • Date: Saturday 9 November
  • Place: Norbury Park, KT22 9DX
  • Time: 9am to 4pm

If you are interested in this course, please visit the Hedges and Hurdles website Introduction to hedge laying training course


December

A new hedge being createdHedge laying course in Norbury Park

Hedges and Hurdles Country Skills and Crafts provide hedge laying and coppicing training throughout the coppicing season between October and March each year. This country craft rejuvenates existing hedgerows and improves the overall structure and strength of a hedge providing protection for crops and wildlife.

  • Date: Saturday 7 December
  • Place: Norbury Park, KT22 9DX
  • Time: 9am to 4pm

If you are interested in this course, please visit the Hedges and Hurdles website Introduction to hedge laying training course

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