Get Lost In… Newlands Corner

Situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills, just on the outskirts of Guildford, Newlands Corner is as familiar to locals as is the cobbled streets and castle grounds of the Town Centre. A beautiful reserve of over 255 acres, it has stunning views of the surrounding countryside and lush woodland filled with British wildlife and enchanting ancient Yew Trees. It is a truly delightful place to visit and explore and we believe that it has something to offer everyone.

Newlands Corner is not just a place for weekend walkers and hardcore hikers, with its food and drink available onsite, Newlands Corner is a hit for families looking for somewhere to take the children away from the hustle and bustle of town life. The adults can sit and enjoy their tea and coffee, staring out at the breath taking chalk downs, while the kids play in the playground, complete with climbing frame and slide.

With its off road bike trails and slopes, Newlands Corner is a great place for cyclists, whether they be mountain bikers or stunt riders or even just the casual biker out for a relaxing ride around the woodland with its wonderfully luxurious mix of nature and comfort.

Yew Tree

And if you explore a little deeper into the woodland, you will find one of the real treasures that Newlands Corner has to offer. The great old Yew trees have stood sentinel here for hundreds of years and are awe inspiring in their size and grace. If four adults hold hands and stretch themselves around the base of the trunks, there is a good chance that their hands will not meet on the other side. Some of the Yew trees have hollow trunks, which can be a both a fantastic and surreal experience; affording one the chance to in fact climb inside one of the great old trees. They add an almost magical charm to the woodland surrounding Newlands Corner.

As well as the views, the trails, the food, drink and relaxing charm, we cannot forget to mention the work that the staff onsite do to maintain Newlands Corner and its wildlife, both flora and fauna. With a wealth of information on how to visit and enjoy the site without causing damage and harm to the natural beauty, the conservation centre also offers views of their bird garden which is always filled with local birds fluttering around, feeding and nesting. The work that they do is invaluable in protecting sites like Newlands Corner from the ravages of town and city life.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, student, cyclist, dog walker, or passer-by, Newlands Corner serves as a reminder of the beauty that Guildford has to offer.

Charli Aisha Harris