Visit Waverley


Type:Rural Destinations

Thursley Nature Reserve in the Surrey Hills


Waverley is a borough in Surrey located in South East England. It can be found in the south west corner of Surrey, and is named after a Cistercian Abbey on the outskirts of Farnham.  The borough is home to the towns of Haslemere, Farnham and Godalming and the village of Cranleigh, said to be the largest village in the UK. 

The area is known for its rural charm, the Surrey Hills - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its literary and artistic assocations, and film and TV links, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Alfred Tennyson, the War Horse and Gladiator,

There are large areas of open spaces including the National Trust heathlands at Hindhead, Frensham and the Nature Reserve at Thursley.  The River Wey (a tributary of the River Thames) runs through the area, providing access to miles of riverside walks. 

Visit the area and enjoy time exploring the villages and bustling market towns, many steeped in history with some buildings dating back to the 15th century. A mix of independent shops, cofffee houses and calendar of events means there are plenty of place to explore, enjoy and relax in this part of Surrey. 

Travelling as a group, view the Waverley Group Travel Guide to help you find ideas and inspiration and plan your next visit to this area of Surrey.


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