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5 stunning waterfalls in and around Surrey to repair your soul; From Virginia Water to the hamlet of Friday Street, there are some beautiful cascading waterfalls that some people might not know are there.

Byline: Dave Comeau

There's something about the sound and sight of rushing water that calms you down and helps reset a buzzing mind.

Whether it's the repetitive sound of waves lapping the shore, or the continuous cascades of a waterfall, you don't have to get into water for it to cleanse you.

Surrey may not have any coastlines to listen to the waves, but it's got a handful of waterfalls tucked away within its borders and just beyond them.

From a natural waterfall in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the county to man-made features at parks, the attractions below are where you'll find the spectacle of cascading water.

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Address: Wotton, Friday Street, nearDorkingRH5 6JY.

Parking: Free in Friday Street Car Park (same postcode as above).

Friday Street is so small, you might not even realise you've passed through a hamlet on the narrow, winding road of the same name. But it's worth stopping on your way through if only to gaze admiringly atSurrey's very own natural waterfall.

The Tillingbourne river meanders throughGomshall,Abinger Hammer and the Wooton estate at Friday Street, and it's here that you'll find the waterfall. The estate is private so you can't go right up to the waterfall, but you can get close enough to enjoy the view and take pictures.

Start at Whiteberry Road and walk along the footpath that heads north and cross the river. About 200 yards after the river crossing you'll find the waterfall.

Address: London Road,Virginia Water,GU25 4QF.

Parking: [pounds sterling]2.50 for up to an hour or [pounds sterling]5 for one to two hours at Virginia Water Car Park (same postcode as above).

At the south end ofWindsor Great Parkis an ornamental cascade waterfall made up of a huge pile of stacked stones that sends water trickling along dozens of routes to create a spectacular sight.

There's plenty more to see at the lake, which was created as a royal pleasure ground. Impressive monuments and a 100-foot totem pole sit alongside abundant wildlife. You might just spot a stag wandering around too.

Address: Bushy Park, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ.

Parking: Park for free at Clapperstile car park in Dora Jordan Road,TeddingtonTW11 0EA.

The water gardens were originally created in 1710 by the 1st Earl of Halifax but fell into disrepair following a long association with the military in the 20th Century, being used in both world wars and for defence purposes in the Cold War.

They reopened in 2010 after a restoration and the gardens were the feature around which a wider restoration ofBushy Parkwas based, starting in the 1990s.

Arguably the most spectacular part of that restoration is the cascade which is a series of steps down which water flows to create a beautiful feature. The gardens are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to dusk.

You can walk into the park via the Clapperstile car park then walk to the water gardens.

Address: The Grove, High Street,Carshalton,SM5 3AL.

Parking: Park for [pounds sterling]1 for up to 60 minutes in the High Street car park, SM5 3AP. Two hours costs [pounds sterling]2 and three hours costs [pounds sterling]2.50.

The ornamental part of the park features a stunning cascading waterfall that flows over a wide bed of rocks near the two large ponds.

The waterfall and ponds are connected to the River Wandle, which supplies the steady stream of water that falls gracefully down the rocks. If you want to make a day of it, the park also has mini golf, a cafe and a large play park for kids.

There is also plenty of wildlife you can spot, including geese, waterfowl, ducks and the occasional heron.

Hever Castle

Address: Hever Road, Hever, TN8 7NG.

Parking: Free parking at castle with entry to castle or gardens.

You'll need to pay for entry to Hever Castle to see the gushing waterfall in the picturesque gardens, but with so much else to see at Anne Boleyn's childhood home, it's a quality day out.

It'll cost you more if you want to go into the castle as well.

The ornamental rocky waterfall is at the edge of the huge lake, which you can walk to through the immaculate gardens.

Check out the video below or you can find out more about the beach byreading our full feature.

Take a look around the stunning Buckland Park Lake

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Credit: Grahame Larter

The cascades at Virgina Water Lake are well worth a visit

Credit: Mole Valley District Council

You can see this beautiful waterfall from the public footpath

Credit: Grahame Larter

The picturesque man-made waterfall at Virginia Water Lake

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The cascades at Bushy Park's Upper Lodge Water Gardens

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The beautiful waterfall at The Grove Park, Carshalton, which flows from the River Wandle

Credit: Peter Trimming

The waterfall feature at the edge of Hever Castle's lake
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