Leylands Farm, Leylands Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey

Leylands Farm, Leylands Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey

Leylands Farm, Leylands Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey

Leylands Farm, Leylands Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey

Abinger Common and the Surrey Hills
Abinger Common is a small village in the heart of the Surrey Hills and forms part of the parish of Abinger; this also includes the villages of Abinger Hammer, Forest Green, Walliswood and Oakwoodhill. The village itself dates back to the stone-age, and is reputed to be the oldest village in England. The church dates back to Norman times and is the second oldest Parish church in Surrey.

The Surrey Hills are one of the first areas in England to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and today much is owned by the National Trust, the Forestry Commission and local estates. Characterised by hills and valleys, the area is a traditional mix of farmland, woodland, heathland, sunken lanes, picturesque villages, many of medieval origin and market towns. Indeed, the area has influenced some of the country's finest writers, poets, artists and musicians.

The area's abundance of natural features, local landmarks, beauty spots and viewpoints attract millions of visitors each year. Whether on or off-road, the Surrey Hills are a paradise for walkers, runners and cyclists alike. Mountain biking and hiking is especially associated with the three peaks, Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill, all of which surround Abinger Common. In fact, Leith Hill has the highest point in southeast England and is crowned by a gothic tower. As popular as it is, the Surrey Hills still retains a feeling of remoteness, isolation and tranquillity and there is often a strong sense of antiquity in many if its areas.

Many other picturesque and historic villages nestle in and around the Hills, such as Albury, Shere, Holmbury St. Mary, Coldharbour, Farley Green, Gomshall and Peaslake, to name but a few. For comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, with an enticing selection of places to eat and drink, both Guildford to the west, Surrey's county town and the market town of Dorking to the east, are easily accessible.

Useful Links
www.visitsurrey.com - Surrey tourism site www.visitdorking.com - Visit Dorking site www.dorkinghalls.org - Cinema, theatre, functions rooms