GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hydon's Ball and Hydon Heath

1 miles (2 km)

This National Trust owned hill is one of the high points of Surrey and a great place to stretch your legs. The area is covered with attractive heathland and woodland with fantastic views from the hill top. The woodland includes oak,rowan,birchandpine with birds such asNightingales, siskin and brambling to look out for on the way.
This walk starts at the National Trust car park and follows the Octavia Hill trail up to the 179m (587ft) summit. Here you will find a stone seat memorial to Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the National Trust. You can stop and enjoy the wonderful views towards the South Downs and the nearby Black Down. After taking in the views you descend on different paths to the car park.
You can easily extend your walk by continuing south from Hydon's Ball to the Greensand Way which runs through nearby Hambledon.
You could also visit the splendid Winkworth Arboretum from the same car park.
Follow the footpaths north east through Busbridge Woods and the Juniper Valley for just over a mile and you will arrive at the arboretum. The woods have good footpaths, landscaped lakes and over 1,000 different shrubs and trees. Our Hambledon Walk starts from the nearby village and visits both the heath and the arboretum.

Hydon's Ball and Hydon Heath Postcode

GU8 4DJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hydon's Ball and Hydon Heath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles south west from the site and you could visit the noteworthy village of Chiddingfold. Here you'll find a village green, a beautiful landscaped open garden and one of the oldest pubs in England.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Hills Walks and Surrey Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Spot height at Hydons Ball - geograph.org.uk - 1036862

Spot height at Hydons Ball.

Memorial near triangulation pillar at Hydons Ball - geograph.org.uk - 1036890

Memorial near triangulation pillar at Hydons Ball. The inscription is "This land was given in memory of Octavia Hill 1915 1838-1912". Octavia Hill was one of the founders of the National Trust.

Bridleway on Hydon Heath - geograph.org.uk - 1036924

Bridleway on Hydon Heath. Here the bridleway is close to the car park. The minor road ahead links Hydestile and Hascombe.

Cairn at crosstracks on Hydon Heath - geograph.org.uk - 1036901

Cairn at crosstracks on Hydon Heath

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