Come and discover one of Surrey's best kept secrets.
Come and discover one of Surrey's best kept secrets.


Take a stroll through the wonderful mix of habitats including heathland, woodland, grassland, ponds and lakes.


 A great reserve for the kids to explore, the dogs to run and for you to relax.


Parking is free and bins are loacated near the cafe.


Views towards London can be admired from the top of the 19th century Semaphore Tower.

We are open 7 days a week, opening at 7am weekdays and Saturdays and 8am on Sundays.


The surrounding area covers about 1000 acres of protected natural woodland.


The entire area is highly maintained by the Rangers of Surrey Wildlife Trust.

The Force was strong on Star Wars Day at Ockham Bites.


'May the 4th be with you'


See the video of the day here...

Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower 2015 Opening Times


Opening Times: 10am-3pm General Open Day Sunday 1st March 2015 Sunday 12th April 2015 Sunday 10th May 2015 Sunday 7th June 2015 Sunday 5th July 2015 Herritage Open Day (FREE ENTRY) Sunday 13th September 2015


Admission Charges: General Open Days: £3.00 adults £2.00 consessions Free for children 4 yrs & under Group Visits: Group visits can be arranged through Steve Hill on 07894 660999 or


 Join us for our Wild Rangers session as we camp put over night at the Semaphore Tower. Build shelters to sleep in, cook dinner over an open fire, then go on a nightjar and bat walk followed by a hot chocolate and marshmallows and a storytelling session. In the morning we will prepare a hearty breakfast to set you on your way. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Meeting point: Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower. Admission: Adults £10, children £80 (discount available when booking all four sessions). Booking: Outdoor Learning Team, 07968 832509 or


SWT took over the management of Surrey County Council’s (SCC) Countryside Estate in May 2002 under an agreement that was thought to be the first of its kind. Both organisations are proud of this ground-breaking partnership. The Agreement for Services has proved to have been an unqualified success for both SWT and SCC. The Trust has been able to access significant charitable and environmental grants that were not previously available to SCC and has thus invested heavily in the Estate, for the direct benefit of both people and wildlife of Surrey.

SWT also has management agreements with the MoD to restore 6000 acres of Lowland Heath and with Mole Valley District Council to manage parkland and woodland in the Dorking area (220 acres).

The SCC Estate that provides open access covers 10,000 acres of the county. The Council owns 6,500 with the remainder being managed on behalf of private landowners under long term access agreements. Some of Surrey’s most treasured landscape falls within its boundaries. Flagship sites include Wisley & Ockham Commons, Norbury Park, Newlands Corner and Chobham Common, the largest National Nature Reserve in the South East of England.

With well over a million people, Surrey is one of the most densely populated counties in the South East, and our proximity to London means this population density is only likely to increase. However, the county is also known for its stunning countryside.

Surrey Wildlife Trust currently manages 82 sites, together covering almost 8,000ha, which is 5% of the land area of the county. We also work with many partners and other landowners to advise on land management for conservation, with particular emphasis on woodland, wetlands, and heathland.

We work with schools, communities and volunteers across Surrey to inform and involve people actively in nature. Over 15,000 children and young people now benefit annually from a wide variety of outdoor learning courses and activities. Each year our enthusiastic volunteers contribute over 10,000 ‘people days’ to our work.

SWT is a key partner in the new Surrey Nature Partnership, and will be a major deliverer of the outcomes required in the England Biodiversity Strategy, Biodiversity 2020. The Trust hosts the Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre, holding over 1 million records, supporting a dedicated network of naturalists, and responsible for gathering, managing and disseminating information on habitats and species for the county. We carry out planning reviews, wildlife survey work, and numerous conservation projects for habitats and species.

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