The Friends of the Hurtwood and the local community of Peaslake has taken Government advice and issued the following updated guidance to safeguard residents and visitors to the Hurtwood:
The very nature of the Hurtwood means it cannot be closed to visitors
However, some of our car parks may be subject to unannounced closures
Noting the above and Government advice about non-essential travel, you should not travel by car to visit the Hurtwood
Also please note that:
The Village Store is limiting access and is open only for essential purchases
No food and drink are available anywhere in Peaslake
The Cycle Shop and Pub are closed, tables and chairs in Peaslake Centre have been removed.
If you can visit the Hurtwood on foot you must follow government advice about social distancing
The Hurtwood is over 2,000 acres of privately owned Common land in the Surrey Hills
Friends of the Hurtwood, registered charity No. 200053, has the responsibility to raise the funding required to manage public access and protect the Hurtwood environment
We are A UK Registered Charity managing public access to the Hurtwood for all
A donation to Friends helps to
- Employ a full time Ranger.
- Manage 30 miles of registered footpaths and bridleways, 30 miles of unofficial tracks, firebreaks and 14 car parks, which together provide unrivalled access to the Hurtwood’s heath and hills
- Create and preserve wildlife habitats, and other conservation projects.
- Maintain panoramic views from the Hurtwood hills
- Clear and prevent litter and fly tipping.
- Protect three scheduled monuments including the Holmbury Hill Iron Age Hill Fort.
- Encourage children to treasure the countryside.
Protect and conserve the Hurtwood, so that everyone can enjoy its freedom and beauty
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