Local wild places

We have included the best local sites for bird watching.

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Bookham Common

National Trust Common with lots of wildflowers, birds and insects of interest.

Kestrel (Sophie Dorman)

Denbies Hillside

Chalk downland brilliant for wildflowers, butterflies, reptiles and Kestrels


Denbies Wine Estate

Beautiful Vineyard with wonderful surrounding countryside.

IMG_4111 40 Acre Field with poppies - LV Wood

Langley Vale Centenary Wood

A Woodland Trust owned and managed site with existing and newly-planted woodland and grassland.


Leatherhead – Mole Valley Nature Reserve

Pretty walks along the River Mole, lots of birds and some lovely views of the river.

Great Crested Grebes (Harry Mathews)

Newdigate Brickworks

A Surrey Wildlife Trust reserve with a couple of lakes, woodland and a meadow.

(Glenn Carmichael)

Papercourt Nature Reserve

Surrey Wildlife Trust nature reserve – well worth exploring


Thursley Common

A really wild stretch of Surrey heathland and bogs, a great place to explore and take time.