Wotton & Abinger Commons
Know before you go
Parking informationCar parks at Friday Street (RH5 6JR), Windy Gap (RH5 6LX) and Starveall (RH5 6LS
No suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August
About the reserve
The Wotton Estate is an attractive and well known landscape and offers an extensive network of public rights of way. Many footpaths and bridleways cover the area, winding through mixed woodland, open heathland and grassland, making it easy to explore by foot, horse or bike.
The commons surround the National Trust's Leith Hill and its Georgian tower, from which it is possible to see seven counties.
Abinger Common is a former grazing heath and one of the few woods in the Weald where Sessile Oak is dominant. Holly forms much of the shrub layer and bilberry can also be found here.
Leith Hill and its surrounding commons of Wotton and Abinger offer several car parks and are close to some handy pubs in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The commons are owned by The Wotton Estate, with an agreement for public access managed by the Trust on behalf of Surrey County Council.