The Surrey Hills cover an area of 163 square miles in Surrey, in South Eastern England. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been so since 1958. The highest point is 294 metres above sea level and can be found at Leith Hill near Coldharbour and is also the highest point of Southern England. This is part of the Greensand ridge, which traverses the area.
Explore the Surrey Hills
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Rotherham Sailing ClubRotherham Sailing Club Carver Way Harthill SHEFFIELD S26 7XB, S26 7XB
Rotherham Sailing Club is situated at Harthill Reservoir in Harthill, Sheffield.
The club provides a variety of RYA approved sail training courses and taster sessions for adults and children, suitable for beginners and improvers. They also offer courses for more experienced sailors who want to develop their skills.
Equipment and instruction are provided by the club. Other facilities include changing rooms, showers and galley bar area for refreshments.
Hang Gliding, Paragliding
Green Dragons Hangliding and Paragliding CentreGreen Dragons Airsports Warren Barn Farm Woldingham Surrey CR3 7HN
Green Dragons Hangliding and Paragliding Centre has facilities for tandem paragliding and hangliding fun days in Woldingham, Surrey.
On a tandem flight your instructor will control the glider for take of launch, flight and landing for you, allowing you to enjoy the experience without needing any experience. If conditions allow, you may be able to control the glider during your flight. A flight will usually last for around 30 to 40 minutes depending on weather conditions. The hangliding fun days will gradually build you up to fly the hanglider solo.
All instruction and equipment are included. There is also an on-site shop and toilet block. You will need to wear appropriate clothing for the day.
Our favourite activities in the Surrey Hills
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Foraging and Wild Cooking
There are few better ways to connect with nature than to source your own food from the environment. Foraging is a family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Few things are more tranquil than a downstream paddle in a canoe. With canoe hire available throughout the UK, there’s an opportunity to experience it for yourself wherever you live.