A 4 mile circular walk around The Hurtwood, a unique and beautiful area of heath and forest in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hurtwood is a stunning mix of pine woods and heaths, ponds and glades, wildlife and wilderness. The walk will finish at the summit of Holmbury Hill with fantastic views and great photo opportunities.
The area is home to many reptiles including grass snakes, adders, slow worms, common lizards and sand lizards.
The route follows forest tracks which can be muddy after periods of wet weather. There are several climbs and descents throughout and some of the paths are narrow and uneven with tree roots. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few staggered barriers.
I would estimate 3 hours for this walk at a leisurely pace.
PARKING and MEETING POINT
We will meet at Hurtwood Car Park 1, Radnor Road RH5 6NU (free).
This is also shown as Radnor Road car park on google maps.
The car park is accessed up a fairly steep sandy slope.
The Sat Nav will probably take you a little bit too far South along Radnor Road. Please see the map pin below for the exact location.
Here is the entrance to the car park
There is a £2 attendance fee to assist with the cost of running the group. Please pay at the meeting point, thank you.