Explore Ranmore Common & Polesden Lacey – free, guided walk

3rd September 2017, 10:30 - 13:30

Join the Chairman of Surrey Hills Society, Chris Howard to explore the chalk downlands and stunning views in this area, near Denbies Vineyard and Dorking. The National Trust graze Belted Galloway cows on the chalk slopes to keep the historical chalk grassland from being invaded by scrub and trees.

Denbies Hillside is named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer from the area. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, known for its beautiful displays of orchids in the warmer months.

Our walk will take us past St Barnabas Church that was commissioned by the former owner of Denbies Estate, George Cubitt, and which was completed in 1859.  It is known as the “Cathedral in the Woods”. George Cubitt, 1st Baron Ashcombe PC was a British politician and peer, the son of Thomas Cubitt, the leading London builder and property developer of his day.

Join us at the end of this 5 mile walk at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey cafe. We will then go to Mrs Grenville’s Derby Day, which is a free event.  Dogs are welcome on the walk.

Meet us at the National Trust Denbies Hillside car park, Ranmore Common Road, RH5 6SR. Grid ref:   TQ141 503 at 10.30am for 11.00am prompt start and a 1.00pm finish. The car park cost is £4.00, if you are not a National Trust member.

The event is free and open to all walkers, but booking your place is essential.

 For bookings and further enquiries, contact or text Chris Howard on 07879 841000.


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