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Following Government instructions, please minimise your time spent outside and 'stay local'. The increased number of visitors to our open spaces are having a detrimental affect on the infrastructure and the biodiversity of these sites.

Discover Ashtead Common, home to over 2,300 ancient oak pollards in north-east Surrey; a National Nature Reserve to visit for woodland, history and rare wildlife. 

Carefully managed using the age-old technique of pollarding, the veteran oaks at Ashtead Common are full of character; their decaying wood makes an impressive sight and a home for rare animals and fungi.

Ashtead Common is open all year round and is easily accessed by public transport.

Getting to Ashtead Common

Ashtead Station is a few minutes walk away from the southern edge of the Common and is served by regular trains from Central London. For travel times, go to National Rail Enquiries.

The Countryliner 479 runs from Guildford towards Epsom and stops at the nearby Ashtead Railway Station. From here it is a short walk to the southern edge of the Common. For travel times go to the Traveline website. 

Ashtead Common is easily accessed by car from junction 9 of the M25. Although there are no car parks on the Common, there are several nearby car parks that can be used including Ashtead Railway Station and Stew Ponds off Christchurch Road. 

Get in touch

In an emergency outside of our normal office hours, call the Ashtead Common Rangers on 01372 279488 (24hrs)

Contact Ashtead Estate Office

The office is the main hub of activity for Ashtead Common, where you can speak to a member of staff or pick up a variety of maps, leaflets and other publications about our commons.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.