Leave the stresses of the city behind you and get out into the big, green, open spaces for which Surrey is so famous. Heath and woodland, canal and river bank along with some of the South East's most picturesque and unspoilt countryside make Surrey a hikers` and walkers` paradise.

With one of the most extensive network of footpaths in the country, catering for all levels of walker, Surrey's open access countryside is a treasure waiting to be opened for all the family.

From the 153 mile, long distance hiking trail of the North Downs Way, which begins in Farnham and tracks through stunning countryside and the fabulous Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to casual rambler and short walking routes, getting out on two feet offers you the best way to see and appreciate all that Surrey has to offer.

Visit Surrey County Council's Countryside website to find a self guided walking route to suit your ability and unearth some of Surrey's hidden gems that can only be seen on foot.