- Area including Claygate, Esher, Oxshott, Weybridge and Cobham is among the most popular sites for anonymous public sex
- Surrey is the nation’s public sex capital with 93 regular dogging hotspots
- Website directs doggers to the entrance drive of a Surrey golf club
Its leafy lanes and idyllic charm have helped make it one of the most desirable places to live in Britain.
But the sordid goings-on in some of its car parks and woods have elevated one exclusive corner of Surrey to the top of a rather more unsavoury list.
The Elmbridge district, which includes the wealthy commuter villages of Claygate, Esher, Oxshott, Weybridge and Cobham, is among the most popular ‘dogging’ hotspots in the country.
In total, Surrey has 93 – double the tally two years ago – making it the nation’s public sex capital, according to figures from a Freedom of Information request.
Out of 222 outdoor sex sites known to police across the UK, Surrey has almost half. In addition to the ten sites in Elmbridge, Guildford has 16, Reigate and Banstead 13, and Mole Valley and Surrey Heath 12 each.
Residents complain of finding condoms, sex toys and pornographic magazines littering local beauty spots. Dominic Raab, Tory MP for Esher and Walton, said: ‘Public places, especially woods and parks, are for everyone to enjoy. Endorsing them as communal pick-up joints is wrong.
‘I’ve had complaints from women walking their dogs alone who were propositioned, and many parents don’t want to take their children anywhere near that kind of environment.’
The figures were revealed after the Mail asked police forces across the country to disclose the number of ‘public-sex environments’ (PSEs) they monitor.