和利斯山Leith hill一样，诺伯里山Norbury Park同样位于萨里山自然风景区Surrey Hill AONB。这里有着规划铺砌完备的各种徒步与骑行小道引导你穿越丘陵、林地、种植园和畜牧草地。从学校所在的Guildford乘坐火车，经过大约20分钟到达Dorking然后沿主路向北步行不到25分钟即可抵达西桑伯Westhumble，这一段路程相当平坦，然后从Westhumble向北望去开始则能够明显可以看到地形的抬升，Norbury Park基本上就是把这一整块凸起的地理范围圈起来，进行环境保护和开放式公园建设，目前也是由国家信托基金National Trust来维护管理。
Like the Leith hill, Norbury Park is also located within Surrey Hill AONB. There are a variety of well-planned hiking and cycling trails to guide you through the hills, woodlands, plantations and pastures. Take the train from Guildford where our university is located, after about 20 minutes to reach Dorking and then walk toward north along the main road to Westhumble. Here, you can see from Westhumble to the north, and also the elevation of terrain, Norbury Park basically circled this entire raised geographic area for environmental protection and open countryside park management, which is currently maintained and managed by the National Trust.
整体来说，相比较于南边的利斯山Leith Hill，Norbury Park的地形抬升和高差不大，环绕一圈的徒步距离也少的多，所以整体而言就轻松不少。当然，Norbury hill的海拔高度只有100多米，再加上有许多高大乔木灌木丛对视野的遮挡，在这里你也享受不到在利斯山塔上“一览众山小”的豪情快意了。
On the whole, compared with Leith Hill on the south, the topography and height difference of Norbury Park are not that much, and the walking distance around a circle is also much less, so the whole journey is a lot easier. Of course, the altitude of Norbury hill is only more than 100 meters. In addition, there are many tall trees and shrubs that block your view. Here, therefore, you can’t enjoy the pride of ‘seeing the small mountains’ like standing on the Lees Hill Tower.
公园由Stydolf家族拥有两个世纪，而来自John Evelyn的日记记录了他在1655年8月对坐落于旁边的Box Hill,Surrey和Norbury土地的访问调查，该地产田土后来由Francis Stydolf爵士所买下。弗朗西斯爵士的儿子理查德Richard由国王查理二世Charles II封为男爵并随后继承了该遗产。他去世后，他女儿继承了遗产。直到1766年，查尔斯·特伦Charles Tryon将其出售给伦敦艺术评论家威廉·洛克William Locke，自此该遗产一直归特伦家族所有。洛克负责Mole河水泛滥区的庄园的原址，并委托建筑师托马斯·桑德比Thomas Sandby于1774年设计建造了当前的庄园建筑。除此外，他还委托爱尔兰风景画家乔治·巴雷特George Barrett 用画作装饰一间接待室。
1931年，诺伯里庄园的地产被拍卖，萨里郡议会Surrey County Council购买了它，以防止其被拆散用于商用住宅开发。这是保护郊野荒地的首次类似干预。国家信托基金今天继续管理这块郊野公园，促进人与自然的和谐。
The history about Norbury Park
Norbury Park is a swathe of mixed wooded and plantation associated with its Georgian manor house near Leatherhead and Dorking, Surrey, which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The Park was owned for two centuries by the Stydolf family and the diarist John Evelyn records a visit in August 1655 to both Box Hill, Surrey and Norbury Park, which was then owned by Sir Francis Stydolf. Sir Francis’ son Richard, who was created a baronet by Charles II subsequently inherited the estate and on his death it passed to his daughter, who married Thomas Tryon of Leatherhead. The estate remained in the Tryon family until 1766 when Charles Tryon (father of William Tryon, then Governor of Province of North Carolina) sold the estate to William Locke, a London art critic. Locke was responsible for the abandonment of the original site of the manor house on the floodplain of the River Mole and the construction of the current house, designed in 1774 by the architect Thomas Sandby. Locke commissioned the Irish landscape artist George Barrett Sr. to decorate one of the main reception rooms.
In 1931, Norbury was put up for auction and Surrey County Council bought it to prevent it being broken up for housing development. This was the first intervention of its kind to protect the countryside. The Trust continues to act today for the benefit of nature.
The nature and ecology
For example, in the woodland you will see evidence of traditional coppicing of hazel and sweet chestnut to encourage spring flowers and provide vital habitat for dormice. It also provides materials for hedge laying, timber for the onsite sawmill (Norbury Park Wood Products), and firewood. There are roe deer, badgers and foxes, together with all three British woodpeckers (green, great spotted and the much smaller lesser spotted).
Veteran trees provide roosts for a variety of bat species, such as pipistrelle, noctule and common long-eared. They normally gather in crowds and groups at summer nights. According to some reports, the yew trees found in Druid’s Grove are nearly 3,000 years old.
The chalk grassland can sustain up to 40 species of flowering plants in one square metre. These in turn attract a wide variety of butterflies and other insects. We control scrub species, such as hawthorn, blackthorn and spindle, so they act as an important transition between grassland and woodland. They are also rich in flowering plants. The deeper areas are important spring nesting sites for birds such as whitethroat and blackcap. In winter, berries are vital for birds such as blackbird, fieldfare and redwing.
The three farms within the park encourage skylarks to nest in some of the fields and maintain hedgerows to support a wide variety of birds, such as linnets and yellowhammers, as well as mammals and invertebrates. The river Mole is stocked with coarse fish and is home to swans, kingfishers, herons, various duck species, and little egrets.