The Octavia Hill Hike
Time & Location
About the event
Join us to celebrate a walk that is closely associated with the National Trust's Founder: Octavia Hill
This is a stunning 11 mile walk through some very picturesque surrey countryside
We walk through Hydon's ball & heath one of The National Trusts earliest acquisitions and a memorial to one of its co-founders, Octavia Hill. It’s one of the highest points in Surrey and the steep, wooded south-facing slope commands magnificent views across the surrounding countryside towards the Sussex border.
We then pass through Winkworth Arboretum which is a National Trust-owned arboretum which exhibits large collections of azalea, rhododendron, and holly on slopes leading down to landscaped garden lakes.
A lovely part of the hike across the peaceful heath and woodland which has a wonderful mix of many trees and a surprise of non-native shrubs planted by British garden designer, writer and artist, Gertrude Jekyll.
Start: Milford Station (Free parking)
Meet at 10.00 am
Start time: 10.15 am
Finish: 15.30 pm (approx)
Distance: 11 miles
About 90 minutes into the walk we go into Winkworth arboretum, there is a cafe and toilets there, go places for lunch.
POST HIKE DRINKS
Afterwards we can go to the refectory (Pub) in Milford about a 2 minute drive from the station
Hike fee: £5
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.
- Full price£5.35£5.350£0