St. Ann’s Hill
- Free parking with separate disabled car park
- Water tap
- Benches and picnic tables
- Woodland park with magnificent views
- Historical interest
- 1.4km circular walk on mainly unsurfaced paths (longer if you explore the northern slopes)
Where you’ll find it…
There’s a small car park just off St. Ann’s Hill Road, Chertsey, nearest postcode KT16 9DB. Grid reference TQ 02822 67465. What3Words: gladiators.vocal.lines. And a dedicated disabled parking area on St. Ann’s Hill Road, nearest postcode KT16 9NN, grid reference TQ 02623 67394, that has direct access to the Dingle, a pretty picnic area. What3Words: narrow.skin.sports.
N.B. We’ve given the nearest postcode, but recommend using the links to look up the exact location. The centre of a postcode may be up to half a mile from your destination.
What you’ll find there…
Explore St. Ann’s Hill on a short, but interesting walk. Admire the stunning views of Surrey and the surrounding area from one of the highest points in Runnymede. Enjoy a picnic at the Dingle or simply walk through this attractive woodland with its mature oaks and huge redwoods. If you’re here in spring, don’t miss the bluebells that carpet the northern slopes.
A great place to walk through time, imagining past residents. From the Bronze Age settlers who built a hill fort here 4000 years ago, or Abbot John de Rutherwyk who chose this place for a chapel in 1334, to the radical politician Charles James Fox who landscaped these gardens in the 1790s.
A wish anyone? If you manage to stumble across the Nuns’ Well on the northern slopes, known to locals as the wishing well, you may have it granted!