AROUND THE GREEN ESCAPE
The Green Escape is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Leith Hill in Surrey.
Once you arrive you might not want to leave, but if you do, there’s lots to see and do nearby.
Here’s a few ideas of places you might want to explore!
THE PARROT INN
FOREST GREEN, RH5 5RZ - 01306 621 339
DISTANCE : 1.3miles WALKING TIME : 25mins
DRIVING TIME : 3mins
Within easy walking distance to The Green Escape, this 17th Century country pub overlooks the village green and is the perfect spot for fabulous sunsets. Renovated in 2019 after extensive renovations it's an open and inviting family friendly venue.
COLDHARBOUR, RH5 6HD - 01306 711 973
DISTANCE : 2.6miles WALKING TIME : 60mins
DRIVING TIME : 7mins
Highest pub in Surrey with its own microbrewery and village shop. Good location if you fancy a more challenging lengthy walk via Leith Hill Tower. Winner of Surrey Life 'Best Local Menu 2018'.
WALLISWOOD, RH5 5RD – 01306 627 243
DISTANCE : 3.2miles WALKING TIME : 1 hr & 5mins
DRIVING TIME : 8mins
The Scarlett Arms is a traditional 16th century pub, roaring fires, flagstone floors, oak beams and family friendly garden.
ABINGER, RH5 6HZ - 01306 730 737
DISTANCE : 3.7miles WALKING TIME : 1 hr & 15mins
DRIVING TIME : 9mins
Modernised dining pub in a beautiful woodland spot, spacious interior with heavy beams and log fires, large garden, summer barbecues, near pretty church.
SUTTON ABINGER, RH5 6PR – 01306 730 985
DISTANCE : 4.4miles WALKING TIME : 1hr & 25mins
DRIVING TIME : 10mins
16th Century pub which has lovely views of the Surrey Hills from its garden. Run by the hard working Nelson family, it is very popular with locals for its warm welcome and hearty meals.
PLEASE NOTE. Walking times provided are based on sat nav driving routes. These are country roads without pavements & may not be suitable for families etc. Taking cross country routes may add considerable time to the estimates shown!
DISTANCE : 0.7miles WALKING TIME : 15mins
DRIVING TIME : 2mins
The rhododendron wood on Leith Hill is just a 20 minute walk from The Green Escape. Created by Caroline Wedgwood, of the illustrious pottery family and sister of naturalist Charles Darwin, the beautiful shaded formal landscape provides a tranquil setting to explore. Accessible all year round, but best to visit between April and June to catch the flowers in full bloom.
LEITH HILL PLACE
LEITH HILL, RH5 6LY - 01306 711 685
DISTANCE : 0.3miles WALKING TIME : 10mins
DRIVING TIME : 2mins
An atmospheric NationalTrust property with panoramic views across the Surrey countryside. Leith Hill Place was the childhood home of legendary composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams and inspiration place for Charles Darwin and the Wedgwoods. Kitchen serving tea and cake by donation, opening times vary.
LEITH HILL TOWER
DISTANCE : 1.6miles WALKING TIME : 40mins
DRIVING TIME : 3mins (to car park)
Enjoy the walk on the winding paths to Leith Hill tower and stop for a picnic at the top. Climb to the top of the tower and experience the breathtaking views. On a clear day you can see towards London in the north and the English Channel in the south. Refreshments served from the tiny window at the bottom (opening times vary). Visitors can also drive to Starveall car park and compete the shorter walk to the tower.
THE HANNAH PESCHAR SCULPTURE GARDEN
OCKLEY, RH5 5QU
DISTANCE : 2.7miles DRIVING TIME : 7mins
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been proudly exhibiting contemporary sculpture in a unique and magical 10 acre landscaped garden for 35 years. Selected by owner-curator, Hannah Peschar, there is a variety of styles the venue houses an ever changing collection of contemporary sculpture. Admission charges apply.
ABINGER HAMMER, RH5 6SA
DISTANCE : 5.8miles DRIVING TIME : 14mins
The Tillingbourne Trout farm have a trout pond designated exclusively for catching your own fish. Ideal for all the family, a traditional day out, which allows children (and adults alike) to learn more about fishing and the food they eat, rods and bait provided. The shop also sells a wide range of smoked, and frozen fish and game. The onsite fish smoking is achieved by a process that is centuries old.
DORKING, RH5 6AA
DISTANCE : 10.2miles DRIVING TIME : 17mins
Offers visitors an insight into wine production in the UK, hosts tasting tours and is in idyllic location, including 7 miles of public footpath which trail throughout the vineyard.