A touch of Narnia in Surrey

June 28th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
A touch of Narnia in Surrey

If as a child you were enchanted by the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and would like to share it with family then you will no doubt enjoy the new installation based on the book by CS Lewis created in Banstead Woods and Chipstead Downs Nature Reserve.

Visitors can meet the Aslan the Lion, Lucy Pevensey waiting at the lamppost and even walk through a life-sized wardrobe, complete with hanging coats and into the mysterious world of Narnia.

This path of discovery was erected by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council’s Greenspace team who had permission from the CS Lewis Company Limited. The official opening was on the 22 June.

“Children will be able to step through the wardrobe and discover characters from CS Lewis’s famous book, while also discovering the site’s wonderful flora and fauna”, says Cllr Dr Lynne Hack, deputy leader and executive member for environment.

“Chipstead Downs and Banstead Woods boast some of the finest views in the North Downs and is already popular with ramblers, dog walkers and nature lovers.”

If you would like to enjoy the new trail it starts at Holly Lane car park, Holly Lane, Banstead, Surrey CR5 3NR

Source: SurreyLife