Norbury Park estate

Young Street car park improvements - Spring 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.

This historic parkland was first mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086. In 1930, 530 hectares of Norbury Park situated between Dorking and Leatherhead was purchased by Surrey County Council 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. Take note of the Countryside Code.

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.


  • 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 suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
  • Leatherhead Riverside Walk is nearby

Good for

  • Scenic walks through classic English farmland
  • Discovering the River Mole running through the park
  • Dog walking - under effective control and mindful of grazing animals on the farmland
  • Peace and tranquillity on various walking trails
  • Hilltop viewpoint towards Box Hill
  • Ancient yew trees in Druids Grove near Swanworth Farm
  • History of rural life and working farms handed down the generations
  • Visit to Bocketts Farm wildlife park with cafe and toilet facilities


  • Three free car parks
  • 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 – coffee and refreshments served from a landrover 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
  • Box Hill 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

Nearest postcode for site, What3Words and OS map reference

KT22 9DX for Young Street and Fetcham car parks


TQ 158 538

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 Box Hill and Westhumble railway station

Self-guided walking routes

New waymarking and signage 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 app Norbury Park Western Circular

Rail to Ramble route from Box Hill and Westhumble Station - Norbury Park Walk | Surrey Hills


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Environmental designations of Norbury Park and what they mean

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 (SSSIs as they are commonly known), are formal designations of conservation. Sites must be kept in a healthy state to protect their special habitats and features.

The Surrey Hills National Landscape (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) covers 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.