Welcome to the community web-site of the village of Coldharbour situated 4 miles south-west of Dorking in the Surrey Hills AONB. At 750 feet, Coldharbour is the highest community in the south of England. The village has around 240 residents and is served by Capel Parish Council and Mole Valley District Council. The village centre was designated as a conservation area in 1975, you can view a map of the area here.
The open land surrounding the village is owned and managed by three organisations, the National Trust, Forestry England and the Wotton Estate. A byway opposite the Plough Inn and Shop leads up to the sports pavilion and beyond to the top of Leith Hill with its tower and servery. There are large car-parks located on Abinger Road and Leith Hill Road around the hill with paths signposted to the tower.
At the western end of the village are Christchurch, the John Venus hall and the Memorial Ground including a children's playground, with extensive views across the Sussex Weald to the South Downs National Park. The eastern end of the village has views looking north to the North Downs ridge and contains the site of the registered ancient monument Anstiebury Camp Hillfort. Half a mile down Anstie Lane the route of the roman road Stane Street crosses near Bearehurst.