The SHAC’s Locations
The Surrey Hills is 163 square miles of steep hills, National Trust forests, great views and picturesque valleys, only 15 miles from London and within an hour of both London Gatwick and London Heathrow. This combination of tranquillity, beauty, convenience and accessibility is unrivalled in the UK.
With our exclusive access to private and National Trust land in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’re sure to find the right package in the best locations for outdoor pursuits in Surrey for you.
Buckland Park Lagoon
This spectacular watersports and wildlife site is in the pretty village of Buckland located halfway between Dorking and Reigate. Buckland hosts its own private park, containing a large diversity of birdlife and woods for you to explore. Taking central position is the Buckland Park lagoon, a shallow stretch of water that is perfect for watersports training. This idyllic spot is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle, only 15 miles from London with a pretty beach formed from the natural, local sandy banks.
The SHAC has a new SUP Centre at Dapdune Wharf in the heart of Guildford. Come and learn how to paddleboard at our new riverside venue on the Wey. This year we will be running SUP introduction sessions, river trips and events. Group bookings for schools and other youth organisations are all possible in this wonderful, safe and beautiful location.
Belmont Base Camp
It’s very quiet here in the forest in the middle of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’ve been stationed at Belmont, near the picturesque village of Holmbury St Mary for the last 5 years and have developed the site with a large treehouse and a clearing to light campfires and take cover under our massive viking shelter. This central position also makes it a great place to start our mountain biking expeditions. This is a place to kickback and commune directly with nature, have fun and reflect on life.
The SHAC are privileged to be given residency in the woodlands of this vast private estate just 5 miles South of Guildford. The park with its lake and beautiful surroundings has always been an important ingredient in the peaceful setting of the house. The woods are full of wildlife with deer, badgers, dormice and water shrews as well as nesting buzzards, sparrow hawks and tawny and little owls. We run our woodlands and SUP yoga activities throughout the year and we are proud to be supporting the development of this natural habitat and resource from an ecological and educational perspective.
The SHAC has direct access to one of Surrey’s most stunning waterways: the River Wey; for you to enjoy. The River Wey Navigations are under the management and protection of the National Trust. In partnership with the Trust, the SHAC are the official SUP providers on the Navigations, The SHAC are fully insured with qualified and experienced instructors and coaches to help you start your journey into the amazing and versatile world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Alternatively why not take advantage of the beautiful National Trust land bordering the river on a guided mountain bike tour with us?
A map of the river can be found here