Reasons to visit Surrey
Glamping in Surrey is a great way to combine a few home comforts with the best of the great outdoors. Whether you want to be active or keep things gentle, you’ll find lots to keep everyone occupied.
The Surrey Hills is great for riders of all abilities. A popular route is the Downs Link, which connects Guildford to Brighton. Separated into six stages of five to seven miles each, it follows a disused railway line, with sections that run alongside Arun Canal and through the villages of Bramley and Rudgwick. Little legs will find the flat Shalford Park trail, which runs from Guildford town centre, easy to handle – the path joins the Downs Link at Shalford.
Those wishing to work their legs harder can tackle the inclines of Leith Hill or the zig-zags of Box Hill, made famous by its inclusion in the Olympic Road Race in 2012. Riders who want a challenge can approach Leith Hill from the south to make the 151m climb, which rewards your efforts with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Surrey is no stranger to wild adventures, and families camping in the Surrey Hills have lots of options when it comes to woodland thrills. Just north of Guildford is Wild Wood Adventure, a treetop course with rope bridges, tightropes, ziplines and more. There are two courses: one for adults and older children, and another for kids of 6-12 years, so everyone can get in touch with their inner primate. It’s great fun but not for the faint-hearted!
Thorpe Park near Chertsey is another family favourite, with rides for both first-timers and the fearless. Little ones can attempt the maze, jump on their first roller coaster, whizz around on the dodgems or enjoy a splash about in the specially designated Amity Beach and Wet Wet Wet areas. For teens with a taste for terror, there are the twists and turns of Saw - the ride, the exhilarating drop of Detonator: Bombs Away and the dizzying spins of Samurai and Vortex. And once you’ve worked up an appetite from all that adrenaline, you can grab a bite at one of the family-friendly eateries.
If you’re a keen golfer, a stay on a campsite in Surrey is the perfect chance to get a round or two in on some of the UK’s top courses. Boasting championship venues such as Wentworth and Sunningdale as well as popular pay-and-play locations such as Addington Court and Silvermere, you’re never far from a course to suit your handicap.
Wentworth is home to three world-class courses and hosted the first Ryder Cup back in 1926. Members and visitors are free to head out in the footsteps of some of golf’s greats and brave the bunkers of the West Course or negotiate the East Course’s undulating greens. The Edinburgh Course, meanwhile has tree-lined fairways and requires some precise ball control, making it a favourite with many seasoned golfers.
Addington Court is a more accessible course for all abilities, with an emphasis on encouraging amateur players. With its parkland feel, the championship course requires precise play up the fairways, while the Falconwood course is more open with smaller greens to hone your putting abilities. Beautifully landscaped and not too taxing, it’s great for a game with younger players who are still finding their swing.
Why choose Experience Freedom?
Our Experience Freedom sites make camping and glamping in Surrey convenient and relaxing. Close to many local attractions and within reach of London, they are friendly, peaceful locations from which you can explore. We keep our facilities well-maintained and work hard to provide an enjoyable stay that connects you with the natural environment. Select a campsite to find out more or to make a booking.