We are surrounded by spectacular countryside which includes many Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The River Mole flows nearby and as its name suggests, it flows underground in places due to its chalk bed.
The Running Horses is the ideal place from which to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty and its many attractions. Here are just a few:
The setting for a chapter in Jane Austen’s Emma, Box Hill has many beautiful walks and glorious views towards the South Downs. It’s managed by the National Trust and there are guided walks, mountain bike hire, and a café at the top.
Distance from The Running Horses: just over 3 miles on foot
Explore this lovely old market town in the heart of the Surrey Hills. West Street is the oldest part of the town is famous for its many antique shops, and historic buildings. Elsewhere you’ll find an excellent mix of high street names and individual, specialist shops.
Distance from The Running Horses: 2.8 miles by car
Denbies is the largest privately owned vineyard in Europe, and the largest in the UK. Daily Wine Experience tours end with a guided wine tasting in the impressive cellars.
Distance from The Running Horses: 2.1 miles by car
Now managed by the National Trust, Polesden Lacey once belonged to the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her many aristocratic guests included the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who honeymooned there. Its extensive grounds include a lovely walled rose garden, lawns and landscape walks.
Distance from The Running Horses: 4.1 miles by car
Bockett’s is a working farm set in the beautiful Surrey countryside. As well as the animals there are two large play barns to keep the children amused, pig racing, pony rides, and tractor and trailer rides.
Distance from The Running Horses: 1.5 miles by car
And London is just 45 minutes away by train.