Hydon's Ball and Heath

Hydon's Ball is one of our earliest acquisitions and is a memorial to one of our co-founders, Octavia Hill, who died in 1912. Itís one of the highest points in Surrey and the steep, wooded, south-facing slope commands magnificent views across the surrounding countryside towards the Sussex border. Enjoy lovely walks across the peaceful heath and woodland, which is a wonderful mix of many trees including oaks and chestnuts, with a surprise of non-native shrubs planted by the British garden designer, writer, and artist, Gertrude Jekyll. Hydon's Ball and Heath is also a haven for wildlife - Nightingales can be heard in the spring and siskin and brambling visit the common in winter.

  • Currently: Clear sky, 4° C
  • Monday: Sunny intervals, 8° C
  • Tuesday: Light rain, 8° C