The Surrey Hills AONB's travel campaign has been launched today with bus and train providers throughout Surrey to encourage visitors to the Surrey Hills by public transport. A series of vintage style posters, created by Louise Dunckley, of iconic sites in the Surrey Hills are featuring across railway and bus stations throughout the south east.
David Wright, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Board comments: “It’s been great to engage with our partners in the travel sector. The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is only 28 miles from London and home to thousands of commuters. 2018 marks 60 years since the Surrey Hills was officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by Government, it is an important role for the Surrey Hills Board to raise awareness of this protected landscape and encourage visitors to the area in a sustainable way and to benefit our rural economy”.
The campaign focuses in on 6 iconic sites across the Surrey Hills; Frensham Great Pond, the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Newlands Corner, Box Hill and Reigate Hill with ideas for things to do in the area, walk options and refreshment stops.
One travel operator Metrobus who have embraced the campaign have gone one step further to promote the area by producing the artwork in large scale and adorning the back of two double decker buses which will be seen around the East Surrey area.
Charlotte Bruce, Marketing Manager for Metrobus comments: “It's been a real pleasure to work with the Surrey Hills AONB and help them promote using public transport to visit this beautiful area. The illustrations by Louise Dunckley are just stunning and look amazing on the two buses. The illustrations will be on the buses for at least 2 years and you might spot them around Surrey and also in Sussex. We were really pleased to be a part of this campaign.”
Look out for our posters this summer at South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and Southern Railway stations as well as on Compass Travel and Metrobus routes.
Visit www.surreyhillsdaysout.org to find out more!