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  • We might be a landlocked county here in Surrey, but there are plenty of beautiful water views - and this one is a stunner! It's along the Wey Navigation near Weybridge.⁠⠀
📸  @justincliffe⁠⠀
#surrey #weybridge #weynavigation #waterviews #riverviews #reflections #surreyrivers
Oh la la - loving these fingerless gloves from Surrey based designer @susanholtonknitwear⁠⠀
Based in East Molesey, Susan creates beautifully designed knitwear and accessories for women of all ages, shapes and sizes.⁠⠀
Everything is individually knitted and crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and the finish. Many of the garments are hand-dyed, so each one is unique and original.⁠⠀
You'll find Susan Holton Knitwear in the Muddy Surrey Gift Guide for her - alongside many other brilliant local busineses.⁠⠀
#shopsurrey #shopsmall #surreydesigner #britishdesigner #supporsmallbusiness #keepitlocal #giftguide #giftsforher #surreychristmasgiftguide #creative #knitwear ⁠⠀
  • Surrey really is a beautiful county - with so many brilliant places to visit. And happily, despite lockdown, there are still a lot that are still open for sensible socially-distanced visits, including Box Hill (in the pic!). For other places to visit check out the feature on our website (the link is in the bio). ⁠⠀
📸  Photo credit: John Millar / National Trust.⁠⠀
#surrey #boxhill #nationaltrust #daysout #daysoutwithkids #familydaysout #daysoutinsurrey #familytime #freshair #surreyhills #boxhillsurrey #autumncolour #autumnpictures
We're crushing on these fun art prints by Surrey artist and designer @hannahcreativeartist from @snugglebunch - and reckon they'd make a fab gift this Christmas, especially for a tricky-to-buy-for teenager. ⁠
Hannah has been bringing magic to families for more than 10 years – painting murals in their homes – and now she’s transformed some of her favourite illustrations into adorable prints for children and families. Head to her insta page to check them out. They're super cute and perfect for little ones.⁠
You'll find Snugglebunch in the Muddy Surrey gift guide for kids and teens and the gift guide for her - along with many other brilliant ideas. She's also featured in the @theindiestoreuk - Muddy's brand new online store connecting you with fabulous small local businesses⁠
#shopsurrey #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #keepitlocal #smallbusinesslove #giftguide #independentbusiness #surreygiftguide #surreychristmasgiftguide #giftsforher #giftsforteens #giftsforkids #giftsforbabies #artist #creative #surreyartist #designer
  • Love Box Hill at any time of the year, but is looks particularly dapper right now - and the perfect place for a socially distanced walk.
📸 @ranmoreriseinthesurreyhills 
#boxhill #surreyhills #walks #walksinthewoods #walksurrey #walksurreyhills #boxhillsurrey
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  • Plan your next holiday

    Plan your next holiday

    There’s nothing quite like an enforced lockdown to make feet itchy and the desire to travel even greater. But is it a good idea? We asked travel expert Emily McCormick.

    • Holiday in the hills: Muddy reviews Barnett Hill

      Holiday in the hills: Muddy reviews Barnett Hill

      As holidays abroad are seemingly off the agenda - a staycation has never looked so good. And this country house hotel in the gorgeous Surrey Hills is the perfect getaway for couples and families.

    • Arboretums and autumn gardens in Surrey

      Arboretums and autumn gardens in Surrey

      All change! The trees are turning from green to gorgeous red-brick, crimson and gold - and the best places to see them are these beautiful local arboretums and gardens.

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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to ‘shop small’ but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here’s how you can help too.

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    • King Edward’s Witley, near Godalming

      King Edward’s Witley, near Godalming

      Looking for a boarding school with bags of history, a beautiful campus, solid all-rounder offering and a super strong sense of community? King Edward's Witley is the full package. Diversity and inclusion are high on the agenda here too.

    • Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School, Surbiton

      Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School, Surbiton

      This day school for boys aged 4-11 set across two sites in leafy Surbiton makes up for its small size with a sizeable focus on pastoral care and individual learning - to great effect.

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