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Half term adventures in the countryside

Published: 29 January 2020

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Nature trails, riverside strolls and woodland walks around the county

Go on an adventure and get that wellbeing boost out and about in Surrey's countryside. There are lots of different landscapes to explore whether it's woodlands, nature reserves, or riverside strolls there's even a Narnia trail. Below are just a few suggestions for you to try.

For more half term inspiration see the What's on guide for other events taking place around the county.

Banstead Woods Nature Trail

There's an enchanting atmosphere about this three mile trail. Featuring wooden sculptures of the characters from CS Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and an abundance of natural wildlife; you'll never know what's around the corner. The area has a recorded history dating back nearly a thousand years adding to the story book charm. Venture into this charming and ancient woodland, you might find Aslan waiting for you. Visit Banstead Woods Nature Trail webpage for information.

Walton on Thames River walk

Beautiful, serene and tranquil, this is an ideal walk for those looking to recharge amongst scenic views, peaceful surroundings and fresh winter air. If you're feeling hungry, there are a few pubs dotted along the way and if the kids are wanting to get close to nature, there are plenty of ducks and swans swimming about. Visit Walton on Thames River walk webpage for more information.

Norbury Park Western Loop

This walk includes a mix of woodland, chalk grassland and farmed fields to bring you spectacular views and glimpses of Surrey's countryside at its best. Done walking? You could always head to Bocketts Farm - think refreshments, animal petting, pony rides and animals aplenty. Visit Norbury Park Western Loop webpage for more information.

Frensham Little Pond and Common

If you're an avid bird watcher and love wildlife, then Frensham Little Pond is a great spot to explore. Quieter than the neighbouring Frensham Great Pond you'll find lots of rare bird, reptile and invertebrate species if you look close enough. Visit Frensham Little Pond and Common webpage for more information.

River Mole Local Nature Reserve

If you're looking for a tranquil walk that's a little more secluded than an open riverside then the River Mole Local Nature Reserve is for you. Flowing through Box Hill and spanning Leatherhead and Horley, the River Mole has long been a great source of inspiration for poets and artists. Visit River Mole Local Nature Reserve webpage for more information.

Check out the Explore Surrey website for all these walks and more.

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