North Downs Line

The North Downs Line follows the beautiful Surrey Hills and North Downs Way from Gatwick and Redhill along to Guildford, then swings north toward busy Reading. Start your journey at historic Reigate and discover the beauty and tranquillity of Reigate Castle and Priory Park and a visit to the Reigate Priory Museum is a must. As you travel on the train, you'll pass Dorking and the stunning Surrey Hills with plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs or explore on two wheels. Why not pay a visit to Denbies Vineyard, England's largest and most spectacular vineyard? Guildford, with its cobbled High Street, has all the charm of a country town as it's situated on the River Wey. Offering first class entertainment, excellent restaurants and superb shopping it's definitely worth exploring. Discover the history of the town at Guildford Castle and marvel at the mid-20th century masterpiece of Guildford Cathedral..
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Highlights

  • Walk the North Downs Way to Box Hill
  • Visit Denbies Wine Estate, the largest in England
  • Explore the charming town of Guildford
  • Walk or cycle in the Blackwater Valley

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Dorking Museum

Dorking Museum

Dorking Museum can be found on historic West Street in the middle of the town. Telling the story of Dorking through panels, photographs and artefacts, Dorking Museum has something for all ages.
North Downs Way

North Downs Way

The North Downs Way passes through 153 miles of stunning landscapes, making a great family day out, a short walk or bike ride, a really good ice cream or a life-changing long distance walk. 35 railway stations are located near the trail. Visitor attractions and country parks give plenty of reasons to escape stress and noise of modern urban living.
Albury Vineyard

Albury Vineyard

Albury Vineyard, situated in the beautiful Surrey Hills, produces still and sparkling wines of the highest quality. Albury's first wine, Silent Pool Rose, was served on the Royal Barge to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Visitors can experience wine tasting, cheese boards and a self-guided vineyard tour.
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Journey through beautiful countryside and rolling hills that form the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A few hardy souls walking during Blackwater River Festival

Colin Wilson (centre) led the walk from North Camp station to Crowthorne via the Blackwater Valley Path, sadly the inclement weather reduced our numbers but it proved a great way to see the ‘gre...

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