Newlands Corner, Albury, Guildford, Surrey

Spend a couple of hours romping about on the beautiful chalk downlands and in the woods at Newlands Corner. It’s right in the middle of the Surrey Hills AONB so you know what to expect – staggeringly beautiful views, bounteous fresh air and just the sheer joy of being outside. Don’t expect complete tranquility though, because this is a popular spot for dog walking, family strolls, cycling and horse riding, which shows how wonderful it is – lots of people want to enjoy it. That means your chances of spotting any wildlife are low but you can still have fun. Howabout a nature trail where the kids have to find things like an acorn, a feather, an oak tree and that? Or practice your tree recognition, you’re never too old to learn something new.

All information correct at the time of writing

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