Whether you are thinking of moving to the Surrey/Sussex area, or are new to the area or simply want some new ideas on ways to spend time outside enjoying what our amazing local area has to offer here is our round-up of some fantastic activities and great days out for all ages and tastes!
Enjoy breath-taking views from Surrey Hills. The views from Pitch Hill, Holmbury Hill, Chinthurst Hill, or St Martha’s Hill are amazing at any time of year. There are so many walks for all levels, and if you’re partial to a circular walk ending back a pub or café the options are excellent!
The Downslink stretches from Cranleigh all the way to the coast at Shoreham. Once the railway line that linked the coast to Guildford station it is now the perfect route for cycling or walking if you prefer. For a shorter ride how about a short cycle to the old Baynards Estate station to enjoy the surrounding fields or along to Shamley Green to watch a weekend game of cricket?
Loxwood canal has been restored over a number of years by some truly committed volunteers and there are often paddle boarders seen enjoying the views from the water. The River Wey offers kayakers lots of options. Just over the border into Sussex, you have Tilgate Water Park and Southwater for a range of water-based activities.
There are several golf courses to play locally, Cranleigh, Bramley and Slinfold, with a range of membership options.
High Streets have had a testing year but thankfully many of the wonderful independent retailers locally are now able to open their doors again. From interiors to fashion and specialist food and wines, there is a wide and interesting range of shops in Cranleigh, and the surrounding villages have great independent butchers, bakers although we cannot guarantee a candlestick maker too!
Eating and Drinking Out
Thankfully due to the space afforded to many of our local pubs and cafes they have been able to reopen safely offering some great outdoor seating with great views as well as food! Nearly every village has a wonderful pub serving food – The Richard Onslow in Cranleigh, The Grantley Arms in Wonersh, The Roger Tichbourne in Alfold to name just a few.
Rudgwick is home to the Firebird microbrewery which has a shop and bar, but should you not be a beer lover, The Milk Churn Café next door offers up its speciality cheese on toast.
If you are considering moving to the area, we would really recommend combining viewings with a trip to one of the local villages and/or getting involved in an activity – it really helps set the scene for what sort of lifestyle you could expect if you moved to the area. And whilst we love homes and houses – it is often the things outside our homes that make a move a real success or not.
If you’d like more advice on a move to the Surrey Hills or Surrey/Sussex border do get in touch or read more of our blogs for local insights.