Southwater is surrounded by leafy nature and beautiful countryside, the perfect environment for a lazy Sunday stroll in the winter sun. What better way to explore the area than a walk through some of the prettiest woodland spots and parks in the area.

Leith Hill Tower, Surrey

15 miles north of Raylands is Leith Hill Tower in Dorking, Surrey. There are plenty of footpaths to choose from and once you get to the top of the hill where the tower is you can see views as far as London on a clear day. Plan what routes and trails you can choose from before going so you know where to start!

leith hill tower

Get directions to Leith Hill Tower here.

Tilgate Park, Crawley

14 miles to the north east of Raylands is Tilgate Park in Crawley. There is plenty of parking including a paid car park in the park itself and lots of residential roads where you can park for free outside. Take a wander around the pretty lakes, feed the ducks and even go visit the animals in the Nature Park. There are lots to do here including; a large play area for kids, a Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, a Smith and Western restaurant and activities on the lake.

tilgate park crawley

Get directions to Tilgate Park here.

Rusper Village

10 miles north is the pretty village of Rusper. Horsham Council have been kind enough to write up the best route to walk through Rusper, take a look. There’s also a map so you can’t get lost! There’s a lovely hotel called Gyhll Manor that offers a delicious Sunday Carvery worth stopping for.

the star rusper

Get directions to Rusper here.