Coldharbour is the highest community in the south of England situated 4 miles south-west of Dorking in the centre of the Surrey Hills AONB. The village has around 240 residents and is served by Capel Parish Council and Mole Valley District Council. The centre of the village was designated as a conservation area in 1975 by Surrey County Council.
From the village centre a byway leads up to the cricket pitch and beyond to the top of Leith Hill with its tower and servery. There are several large car-parks located on Abinger Road around the hill with paths signposted to the tower.