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Wotton & Abinger Commons

An area of woodland, heathland and chalk grassland surrounding Leith Hill.

Location

Leith Hill Road
Holmbury St Mary
A static map of Wotton & Abinger Commons

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Size
324 hectares

Parking information

See below for parking information at these sites.

Access

No suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May 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.

Parking & access

Wotton Common

Broadmoor Hill Car Park - RH5 6JY (TQ132454)
Starvealls Car park - RH5 6LU (TQ130432)
Windy Gap - RH5 6LX (TQ139429).

Abinger Common

Friday Street Car Park - RH5 6JR (TQ125457)

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map

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