Surrey

Up & Down

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Overview

Leave Guildford and head out to Box Hill in the North Downs. Take in the Surrey Hills and Leith Hill Tower, the Winkworth Arboretum and escapes such the Devil’s Punchbowl. Pause at Farnham before discovering military history of Aldershot. Take in Farnborough before finishing up at Woking.

Guildford

In the centre of Guildford you can find the landscaped gardens and tower of Guildford Castle. Elsewhere you can enjoy the 17th century Guildford House gallery and exhibitions and 16th century house and walled garden in Loseley Park.

Box Hill

In the North Downs of Surrey, Box Hill is populated with ancient woodlands on the chalky slopes – enjoy a walk and head uphill to enjoy some spectacular views – you may even see the Adonis Blue butterfly.

Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty covering a quarter of Surrey with its rich chalk grassland encouraging a diversity of flowers and butterflies. From the Inglis Memorial, Broadwoods Folly and Lovelace Bridges to the Devil’s Punch Bowl there is plenty is to see and do.

Leith Hill Tower

Situated in the Surrey Hills, Leith Hill Tower rises up to give majestic views towards London and the English Channel. Take a walk in the surrounding countryside, perhaps enjoy a picnic and escape to find some peace and tranquility.

Winkworth Arboretum

The hillside arboretum dates from the early 19th century and is home to a collection of more than 1,000 species of shrubs and trees. A treat at any time of year, the Winkworth Arboretum is well worth a visit.

The Devil's Punchbowl

Nearly 300 hectares of landscape make up the Devil’s Punch Bowl – take in the views of the surrounding countryside. Heathered hillsides, heath and common land make for a colourful display as you enjoy a walk.

Farnham

Explore the historic streets of Farnham in the Surrey Hills – explore the ruins of the 12th century Farnham Castle, Waverley Abbey and enjoy some of the many craft shops and locally produced food.

Aldershot

Cross the Hampshire border to explore the garrison town of Aldershot and take in the history of the British Army – you can discover the 40 tonne bronze of Wellington astride his charger, Copenhagen and visit a range of museums including Aldershot Military Museum and the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum.

Farnborough

There is more to Farnborough than the world famous air display – visitors can take in St. Michael’s Abbey, burial site of Napoleon III or tour the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust.

Woking

Visitors can enjoy WWF-UK’s visitor centre, Lightbox – a museum and gallery, or follow the H.G. Wells Heritage Trail. Alternatively spend some time in the towns shopping centres to enjoy some retail therapy.

Overview

1

Guildford

2
21.2 miles

Box Hill

3
2.0 miles

Surrey Hills

4
9.9 miles

Leith Hill Tower

5
14.3 miles

Winkworth Arboretum

6
9.2 miles

The Devil's Punchbowl

7
10.8 miles

Farnham

8
3.6 miles

Aldershot

9
3.9 miles

Farnborough

10
12.2 miles

Woking

What to see and do…

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Godstone Farm & Playbarn

Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LX

Waverley Abbey

Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8EP

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesley, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park, Staines Rd, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

About the Up & Down Trail

Distance:87 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:5

Enjoy a tour of the castle at Guildford before heading for the North Downs to take in some great views of the surrounding countryside from Box Hill. Explore the sights and panoramas of the Surrey Hills including Leith Hill Tower, the wonderful Winkworth Arboretum and the open expanses of the Devil’s Punchbowl before arriving in the market town of Farnham. Explore the military history of Aldershot in Hampshire before heading to nearby Farnborough and finishing your Surrey tour in Woking.

Rolling Countryside

From rolling Downs and colourful heathland to towering hills and panoramic vistas, Surrey has some beautiful landscapes where you can relax, walk, bike and explore. The chalkland in spring is covered with native cowslips giving way to harebells and rockrose but also look out for early and late spider orchids.

Military Might

Military buffs will enjoy Aldershot – home of the British Army – explore the history, museums, monuments and statues of the town. Including the impressive statue of the 1st Duke of Wellington astride his horse, Copenhagen.

Outstanding Beauty

Centuries of sheep grazing and rabbit browsing has produced the short, springy chalk grassland turf that has come to epitomise this area of outstanding natural beauty. Exploring the Surrey Hills provides an escape where you can take in the countryside, visit market towns and explore historical sites.

Also Nearby

Godstone Farm & Playbarn

Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LX

Waverley Abbey

Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8EP

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesley, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park, Staines Rd, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

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