Health and wellbeing in the countryside

Access for All

We want our countryside estate sites to be accessible for everyone. We are working on improving our signposted routes, and paths across our countryside sites to help you decide which place or walk is suitable for you and to help you feel confident when out exploring.

All of our Surrey County Council owned or managed sites have a visitor information webpage which includes accessibility information.

The variety of landscape we have in Surrey may mean some sites are not suitable for exploring on wheels. Where possible we have included information about other sites nearby that may be more accessible.

If you are new to exploring the countryside, we recommend using a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, walking stick, hiking pole or, for young children, a buggy. We also encourage you to take a look at our easy access walks that are dotted around the county. Further information about sites across Surrey can be found on the Accessible Countryside for Everyone website.

Wellness Outdoors

It is well known that interacting with nature has huge health benefits, so consider spending time in your local natural environment. There are many local parks and nature reserves that are usually easily accessible to those who may be less able, as well as opportunities to volunteer.

Across Surrey, there are numerous walking for health groups, some of them offering different levels of walks according to walkers' abilities. You will be guided by a fully trained walks leader in a group of people with similar abilities.

You can access all sorts of information about maintaining or developing a healthy lifestyle according to your ability on these pages: