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Hydons Ball and Heath (NT)

Salts Lane, HAMBLEDON, GU8 4BB

Hydon's Ball was one of the National Trust's earliest acquisitions and is a memorial to one of its co-founders, Octavia Hill, who died in 1912. It is also 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. Enjoy lovely walks across the peaceful heath and woodland, which is a wonderful mix of many trees including oaks and chestnuts, with a surprise of non-native shrubs planted by the British garden designer, writer, and artist, Gertrude Jekyll. Hydon's Ball and Heath is also a haven for wildlife; nightingales can be heard in the spring and siskin and brambling visit the common in winter.

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