Open Spaces

Priory Park, Reigate

Priory Park sits in 65 acres of park land split between football pitches, tennis courts, childrens playground and gardens. There are plenty of paths and wooded areas. The lake is an ever-popular attraction. The restaurant is available for meals and snacks.

Reigate Heath

Reigate Heath is a 61.7 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest. There are a number of barrows which are regarded as nationally important. The golf course club house and the windmill overlook much of the heath. The windmill is grade II listed and is used as a chapel and is thought to be the only such church in the World. There are plenty of paths to walk.

Memorial Park, Redhill

Memorial Park in Redhill is just to the north of the town centre. The park was extensively remodelled and reopened in 2014. A cafe with seating area, toilets, children's play area, a sports zone and sensory garden are locate within the parkland. In addition, there is a painted birdbox trail with 22 boxes to find. There are a number of painted birdboxes to look out for.

Earlswood Lakes

Including Earlswood Comnmon, this is a large area of open land with two large lakes and a number of smaller ones. There is a refreshment kiosk in the car park. There is a 'human sundial' by the top lake where the human casts a shadow onto stones which indicate the time. There is a painted birdbox trail to follow.

Banstead Woods

Banstead Woods is run by the Woodland Trust. It is an ancient woodland of Special Scientific Interest thought to have once been owned by Anne Boleyn. There are a number of marked paths. One of these is the Banstead 'Narnia' trail.

Banstead Common

Banstead Common consists of 4 sites:

Tanyard Meadows and Riverside Garden Park, Horley

Tanyard Meadow is a 60 acre area of countryside including a pond once used as part of the tannery. Riverside Garden Park is nearby.

Alderstead Heath

Alderstead Heath is a common out towards Chaldon.

Nutfield Marshes (The Moors & Spynes Mere)

Nutfield Marshes lies in the vale of Holmesdale between the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge and comprises of a series wetland sites - The Moors, Spynes Mere, Holmethorpe Lagoons and Mercer Country Park. These areas were restored from sand workings along the Redhill Brook and now support a myriad of wetland wildlife.

Nork Park

Nork Park is a common on the Ewell side of Banstead.

Langley Vale

The Woodland Trust site at Langley Vale is 641 acres of open spaces and woodland and is a First World War Centenary site commemorating the visit of Lord Kitchener to the site to review troops and also the souls lost at sea, particularly in the Battle of Jutland. The site car park was opened in April/May 2023 but note that there is a parking charge (even for Woodland Trust members).

Buckland Park Lake

Buckland Park Lake is in the site of the former sand extraction site. There is a restaurant and a lake with a path circumnavigating it. It is popular for sporting activities. There is a parking charge unless you have a booking at the restaurant.

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