Know before you go
Entry feeParking charges apply
Parking informationCar park off A25
Public access managed by Surrey County Council, conservation managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust
All access trail
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitYear round
About the reserve
This reserve is privately owned by the Albury Estate. Public access is managed by Surrey County Council and conservation work carried our by Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Newlands Corner is at the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Newlands Corner lies on the chalk ridge of the North Downs at a height of over 170m, which gives glorious views across the Weald to the ridge of the South Downs. Below the slope from Newlands car park lies the village of Albury. It’s a popular spot for dog walking, cycling, horse riding and family wandering, so you’ll rarely be alone here. However, the broad expanses of open chalk downland and mixed woodland offer plenty of opportunities to lose yourself in nature.
The mighty oaks and ancient yews shelter roe deer and are home to green woodpeckers, nuthatches and tawny owls. In spring and summer, the chalk grassland is a spectacular carpet of wild flowers. In the past the grasslands were grazed, and nowadays they are mown once a year after the plants have set seed. This keeps the grassland open and stops scrubby plants invading.