Can you walk around Gatton Park?
A 3.5km (2 mile) circular easy-access walk around Gatton Park in Surrey, a beautiful area of parkland designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, giving you a glimpse into its diverse history.
Is Gatton Park open to the public?
Gatton Park is open to the public on selected days throughout the year. Open Days are on the first Sunday of the month from February to October 1-5pm. In addition, we have a programme of special events, workshops and children’s activities. We also host school trips, group tours and birthday parties.
Is Reigate Hill free?
Free downloadable walks around Reigate Hill and Gatton Park The vigorous climb up the chalk escarpment is rewarded with simply stunning views. You are on top of the world! From the top clamber down the hillside through the woods for a gentle stroll back along the bottom learning something of Reigate’s mining history.
Are dogs allowed in Gatton Park?
Dogs are welcome but please keep them on leads at all times as livestock are grazing. Benches and a grass picnic area with views of the parkland are on the parterre outside Gatton Hall. Further benches are dotted around the park and gardens. There are great open spaces for family enjoyment.
Do you have to pay for parking at Reigate Hill?
This car park has approximately 30 unmarked spaces and parking here is free for NT members or £4 for non-members. Payment may be made using RINGO – telephone 020 3046 0010 quoting area code 8505. The surface of this car park is earth, gravel, stone and there are no allocated disabled bays.
When was Gatton Hall built?
The original building was an important manor house in 1220 and was also recorded as having a deer park in 1278. Known as Gatton Place, John Aubrey, writing in the ‘History and Antiquities of Surrey’ (Volume iv, pg 217), remarked that there was fine manor house there.
Is Reigate Hill Open?
The southbound carriageway of Reigate Hill has now reopened after being closed for just over two weeks for work on gas mains.
How tall is Reigate Hill?
|Height:||234.7m / 770ft|
|Parent (Ma):||3686 Botley Hill|
|RHB Section:||42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight|
Are there toilets at Reigate Hill?
Magnificent views from the top of Reigate Hill and Colley Hill from well surfaced and reasonably level paths. The slope from the car park is a lengthy but gradual incline. Refreshments and accessible toilet facilities at nearby Wray Lane parking area.
Who built Gatton Hall?
What made Gatton of special value to would-be Gentlemen purchasers, was that from 1442 until the Reform act of 1832 Gatton with its small population, returned two members to Parliament. The Doric temple built by Sir George Colebrooke in 1765 to represent the Town hall, still stands today.