Two cyclists to raise funds for the Surrey Hills Society


Two brothers, Darren and Philip Cooper, will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London/Surrey Classic on 10 August on behalf of the Surrey Hills Society. Their mother Diane has been volunteering for the Society since its inception and is Read on! →

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A novice joins our map-reading session…


Many are the woes of a keen rambler who doesn’t know how to use a compass. Whether it is the reluctance to explore the path less taken in a no-mobile-network area or being the group simpleton in a team of Read on! →

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Orienteering with The Surrey Hills Society


On Saturday 12 October I joined a very enthusiastic group of people at Newlands Corner for an introductory session on orienteering, organised by Guildford Orienteers and led by Society member, Marion-Payne Bird and her helpers. This was a new experience Read on! →

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Ancient Roads and Fields – A Wander around the Newdigate Countryside


On a mid-September day, village historian John Callcut led more than 20 members of the Surrey Hills Society on a walk around the ancient fields and trackways of Newdigate. Newdigate means “the gate to Ewood”, where a gate implies a Read on! →

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Ride London Cycle challenge to benefit the Surrey Hills Society


The Surrey Hills Society is going to be represented at the Ride London cycle challenge on 4 August by two riders and members, Nick Jubert and Chris Holyoak. The lucky pair are hoping to notch up a good time on Read on! →

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Questionnaire – Help shape the future of the Society


Please let us know your thoughts on the Surrey Hills Society by completing our online questionnaire: Your feedback helps to shape the Society so would be greatly appreciated.

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Space in the Surrey Hills


There is a sign-post in Holmbury St Mary with the cryptic initials MSSL on the finger pointing up a narrow lane into the hills above the village.?ÿ Following this lane one rises higher and higher and deep into wooded countryside.?ÿ Read on! →

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SHS at the County Show


The late May bank holiday Monday is traditionally the date of the Surrey County Show.?ÿ Each year the Surrey Hills Society has a presence within the Visit Surrey marquee and promotes the Surrey Hills AONB and the Society.?ÿ As the Read on! →

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Ibstock Brickworks and Vann Lake


A recent Society event combined modern industry at a local brickworks and the SSSI at nearby Vann Lake. We started ?ÿat the Ibstock brickworks at Newdigate where we were given a comprehensive introductory talk about the manufacture of bricks.?ÿ The Read on! →

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Chairmans Day at Chilworth


Our former Chairman (now President) always managed to organise his Chairman’s Day on a lovely sunny day. Our current Chairman (Christine Howard) was not so lucky for her first Chairman’s Day! Waking up to a grey rainy Friday morning, she could Read on! →

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