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Hiking the Denbies Hillside and Woodland Trails deep in Surrey Hills

The Denbies Hillside is a stunning stretch of hills and woodland hiking trails deep in the Surrey Hills. On the very edge of North Downs Way, this area makes for fantastic, extended hikes for the experienced hiker. This hike is certainly one for all the family. The dramatic backdrop and wondrous escarpment along with panoramic views is simply a hikers dream, or for the perfect family picnic. To be a part of such wilderness and flora is definitely worth a visit!

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Inside look…

  • Beautiful woodland trails

  • Mostly gravel / dirt / grass trails

  • Some gentle, some steep uphill climbs

  • Panoramic views

  • Perfect for a family day out

  • Great for short or extended hikes

  • Many lovely picnic spots

  • Butterfly spotting in spring in the woodlands

  • Few picnic benches near carpark

  • No cafe onsite, but a little mobile coffee van in the summer

  • No toilets onsite

  • Paid parking onsite via a donation contribution

Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pack (must keep hydrated)

  • Picnic / Food / Snacks

  • A day pack to carry everything (or hydration pack)

  • Bring the dog and the family too!

Address / Starting Point

Ranmore Common Rd, Dorking RH5 6SR

Wendover Woods

Above: Just one of the many photographs I have taken.

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Shameer ShahMy mission is to hike and mountain bike the best hidden gems in the UK so that I can bring you on my journey with the most beautiful photographs.

My goal is to inspire you through visuals and storytelling of the best hidden gems in the British Isles.

Why? I want to inspire you to venture out and live a little. Go explore, make new friends and see new places. Make a difference to your life.

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2019-12-20T15:34:27+00:00
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