Crooksbury Hill

Located between Farnham and Elstead in West Surrey, Crooksbury Hill is a small hilltop site with a mixture of woodland, grassland, heathland and great views.

From the car park it is either a steep climb up steps to the top of the hill or follow the winding woodland path around the side of the hill to the left.

Please take care of our countryside and open spaces. Take note of the Countryside Code.

Crooksbury Hill is owned and managed by Surrey County Council for public access including site management and litter bins, car park and visitor services.

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


  • Small picnic area and benches off car park
  • Elstead Common Easy Access walk located nearby
  • Accessible trails around Farnham Park nearby

Good for

  • Impressive views at hilltop towards South Downs
  • Space to explore and picnic benches
  • Peace and tranquillity
  • Sense of achievement when reaching the summit
  • Dog walking - under effective control
  • Directional geographic trig point showing landmarks
  • Links to North Downs Way national trail to the north of the base of Crooksbury Hill
  • History - remains of a Bronze Age hill fort


  • Free newly re-surfaced car park at Botany Hill, The Sands
  • New benches at base of hill
  • Viewpoint benches at summit

Nearest postcode, What3Words and O/S map reference

Nearest postcode: GU10 1RF


SU 878 459

Self-guided walking routes

There is currently one self-guided route to the summit up the steps from the car park and down through the woodland back to the car park, new waymarks will be installed soon.

Medieval Waverley circular route off the North Downs Way goes through Crooksbury Hill.


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Environmental designations of Crooksbury Hill and what they mean

A Scheduled Ancient Monument is an historic site or building that is included in the national government Schedule of Monuments.

Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) cover a quarter of the county of Surrey. The AONB was designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value in 1958 and enjoys levels of protection from development.

A Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) is a designation given to sites that have substantive local nature conservation and geological value.