The Surrey Hills stretch across a quarter of the county to include the chalk slopes of the North Downs, from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east, extending south to the deeply wooded Greensand Hills that rise in Haslemere. This beautiful countryside is rich in wildlife, woodland and attractive market towns and villages, and provides some of the best walking in the whole of Southern England.
Dorking nestles in the narrow valley between the Greensand Hills to the south and the chalk hills of the North Downs. Almost anywhere within Dorking there are glimpses out towards the Surrey Hills, providing a dramatic backdrop to the towns historic and varied buildings.
Farnham is a vibrant and lively old English market town with narrow streets lined with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the south of England. It is an enticing blend of old and new with a parish church and castle dating back to the 12th Century. The North Downs Way starts here and there are numerous other walking opportunities and cycle routes, including the Surrey Cycle Way.
Guildford is the historic heart of Surrey offering all the buzz and amenities of a city, with excellent shopping and entertainment, but set in the heart of rolling countryside dotted with picturesque villages, gardens and historic buildings.
Haslemere is a market town steeped in history with charming distinctive local architecture, medieval churches, secluded hamlets and many wandering pathways. The surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers and offers some good cycling opportunities, including some excellent off road tracks for mountain bikes.