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Woodland TranquilitySurrey Hills

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where fresh air, stunning walking routes and rolling hills are the order of the day. The Surrey Hills are famous for their breath-taking, peaceful scenery and thousands flock to the area each year in search of peace and quiet, an escape from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. Horse ride down the gentle bridleways, wander the miles of open countryside, go off-road on a mountain bike: take in the views at slow pace and soak up the beauty of slow-living in this iconic part of the country.

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

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Sailing

    Rotherham Sailing Club

    Rotherham 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 Centre

    Green 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.