Norbury Park visitor information

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Quick guide and location map

Historic parkland that lies between Dorking and Leatherhead in the Surrey Hills National Landscape with scenic views of Boxhill from the hilltop. Lovely walks to enjoy through woodland, farmland and grassland, whilst discovering an abundance of wildlife and the River Mole. Please always follow the Countryside Code.

Quick guide

  • Address and references: Young Street, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 9DX
    OS grid reference: TQ158538
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  • Type of site: historic parkland.
  • Accessibility: some accessible areas and nearby accessible toilets.
  • Facilities: mobile café and nearby toilets.
  • Nature to discover: birds, butterflies.
  • Dogs: please keep your dog under control.
  • Size: 11.53 hectares (28.5 acres)

Location map

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Site details

Description

This historic parkland was first mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086. In 1930, we purchased 530 hectares of Norbury Park, situated between Dorking and Leatherhead, to save it from development and to keep this land available for public enjoyment for ever.

Norbury Park estate is a much-valued resource for recreation, farming, woodland and nature. There are three working farms (expect livestock and machinery) many walking and cycling trails to discover, the River Mole, chalk grassland, woodland, some of it ancient and wonderful views to Box Hill from a hilltop viewpoint.

Please take care of our countryside and open spaces by following the Countryside Code.


What you can do here

  • Natural play trail available for all ages at Young Street
  • Picnic area with benches at Young Street
  • Accessible trail from Young Street car park to River Mole
  • Picnic area and mobile coffee van near Crabtree Lane car park
  • Dog walking - please keep dogs under control and away from grazing animals and machinery on the farmland.
  • Experience peace and tranquillity on various walking trails.
  • Visit Bocketts Farm wildlife park with café and toilet facilities.

Self-guided walks

New signposts for self-guided routes will be publicised as soon as they are ready.

The linear Mole Gap Trail goes through Norbury Park.

Norbury Park Western and Eastern Loop routes start from Fetcham car park. You can also find this route on the AllTrails.com app Norbury Park Western Circular

Rail to Ramble route from BoxHill and Westhumble Station - Norbury Park Walk on Surrey Hills website


What you can see here and when

  • Scenic walks through classic English farmland
  • Discovering the River Mole running through the park
  • Hilltop viewpoint towards Box Hill
  • Ancient yew trees in Druids Grove near Swanworth Farm.
  • Nature to discover: lots of birds and mammals have been seen here throughout the year. Butterflies can also be spotted here, on sunny days in late spring and summer. You may also see a few mammals such as roe deer and badgers. Browse the Surrey Wildlife Trust Wildlife Explorer to find out more about the wildlife that can be seen in Surrey.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access and toilets at Bocketts Farm from their own parking area
  • Surfaced flat track from Crabtree Lane car park towards the picnic area and mobile coffee van
  • Surfaced flat track from Fetcham car park into the estate
  • Some areas accessed from Young Street car park are suitable for wheelchair users, buggies or those with limited mobility
  • An accessible route, the Leatherhead Riverside Walk is nearby.

Facilities

  • Three free car parks.
  • Natural play trail at Young Street
  • Picnic benches and seats around the estate.
  • Toilets (at Bocketts farm) - accessed from Fetcham car park off A246.
  • Self-guided walking and cycling trails.
  • Wild!... About Coffee mobile café: coffee and refreshments served from a Land Rover at the top of the hill, surrounded by shade and picnic benches in the heart of the site, close to the private Norbury Park House.
  • BoxHill and Westhumble railway station is close to Crabtree Lane on the southern perimeter of Norbury Park.
  • Bus routes 465 and 478 stop at Fetcham car park from Leatherhead centre.

Car park locations

There are three free car parks serving Norbury Park.

Fetcham and Young Street car parks are located off A246. NB no right hand turn into Young Street off A246.

Crabtree car park is situated off Crabtree Lane in Westhumble, RH5 6BQ. This is the nearest to BoxHill and Westhumble railway station.

Site management, contact and designations

Site management

Norbury Park is owned and managed by Surrey County Council for public access including site management and litter bins, car park and visitor services such as the new play trail.

You will find information about how this site is managed for conservation and the wildlife to look out for at Surrey Wildlife Trust.


Contact

Send us any photos you take that you're happy to share on social media, tag @ExploreSurreyUK

If you need to contact us about any issues at Norbury Park, please use one of the options below:


Environmental designations of Norbury Park and what they mean

Surrey Hills National Landscape, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers a quarter of the county of Surrey. The Surrey Hills AONB was created in 1958 for conservation due to its significant landscape value and enjoys levels of protection from development. Find out more about the Surrey Hills.

Grade II Registered Park and Garden - find out more about Norbury Park and its designation in Historic England's Register of England's most important historic places.

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is a formal designation of conservation. Sites must be kept in a healthy state to protect their special habitats and features.

Latest updates

Young Street car park improvements: Summer 2022

The car park at Young Street has now been resurfaced and is open to the public.

The western section of the car park has been re-opened to support additional parking, the existing parking area is to be retained, and a natural play area is being installed. The natural play area has been designed to merge with, and reflect, the natural surroundings and will be constructed with locally sourced timber from sustainably managed forests. To see an example of a similar natural play area, please visit our Chinthurst Hill car park, Guildford, GU5 0PS.

We are also proposing to enhance the existing hedges through a combination of hedge laying and the planting of appropriate native woodland shrub species. This will help provide additional screening. An existing path located to the southern end of the car park (from the car park to the river) has also been resurfaced, improving accessibility.

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