Tilburstow Hill

Situated on the Greensand Ridge, east of Bletchingley and south of Godstone in east Surrey, Tilburstow Hill is a small woodland site with views south over the Weald. It is a semi-natural broadleaved woodland made up predominantly of sweet chestnut coppice, with a mix of oak, beech, silver birch and hazel. It is a good rest point for walkers on the Greensand Way long distance trail.

Once known as Tilbeorht's Tree, the name of this hill has undergone almost as many changes as the valuable woodland which now covers it.

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

Tilburstow Hill is owned and managed by Surrey County Council. We look after public access including general site management and litter bins, car park and visitor services including waymarked walking trails.

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


The footpath connecting to the Greensand Way is a steep slope and unsuitable for those with limited mobility or buggies.

Good for

  • Views south over the Weald especially in winter when deciduous trees have lost their leaves
  • Getting back to nature in an unspoilt location
  • Bluebells in spring
  • Fungi in autumn
  • Connecting to the Greensand Way long distance trail
  • Dog walking - under effective control


  • Picnic tables at the top of the hill on the same level as the car park
  • Information Board on site

Nearest postcode for site, What3Words and O/S map reference

  • RH9 8NP
  • Rabies Heath Road car park: ///plank.pounds.remove
  • TQ 349 501

Car Park Location

Rabies Heath Road, Godstone, RH9 8NP

Self-guided walking routes

You will find various walking choices nearby at East Surrey self-guided walks

Tilburstow Hill connects to section 9 of the Greensand Way long distance trail.


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If you need to get in touch to tell us about any issues on Tilburstow Hill:

  • Email: countryside.estate@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Phone: Contact us via our Contact Centre

Environmental designations of Tilburstow Hill and what they mean

Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV)
An area of land which is considered to be of high landscape quality with strong distinctive characteristics which make them particularly sensitive to development. Within ALGVs the primary objective is conservation and enhancement of their landscape quality and individual character. Tilburstow Hill sits near the boundary of the Surrey Hills AONB