Peaslake :: Shared Description
A small village nestling at the foot of Pitch Hill in the Surrey Hills AONB. Link
Peaslake, Hoe and Colmar's Hill are in the centre of the Surrey Hills AONB and mid-west of the Greensand Ridge about 5 miles (8.0 km) ESE of the county town of Guildford, England point-to-point. Surrounded by denser pine and other coniferous forest-clad hills, the three conjoined settlements have a small core in Peaslake itself (also known as Peas-pottage-lake) with the amenities of a village but are otherwise lightly scattered settlements at a higher elevation than the centre of Shere, the civil parish.
The area referred to by the 2011 census covers 302 hectares (750 acres). Hurtwood Control maintains and coppices 3,000 acres (12 km2) of surrounding forest, the Hurtwood which comprises: Holmbury Hill, Pitch Hill, Winterfold, Shere Heath, Farley Heath and part of Blackheath Common.
On similar terrain in the far east of the parish and borough is Holmbury St Mary which was used in the 2011 race London-Surrey Cycle Classic – both small villages are centres for hiking and mountain biking.
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Created: Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Updated: Thu, 30 Sep 2010
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