The Surrey Hills was one of the first landscapes in the country to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (now branded National Landscape) in 1958. Stretching across rural Surrey, this magical landscape covers a quarter of the county.
National Landscapes are on par with the UK’s National Parks, each National Landscape is an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty is so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest.
National Landscapes are designated to conserve and enhance an area of outstanding natural beauty for people and nature.
The Surrey Hills works to conserve and support people, place, nature and mitigate climate change as a National Landscape, which is made up of five ‘family’ members to deliver the management plan.