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“Box Hill”
Review of Box Hill

Box Hill
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Dorking
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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“Box Hill”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Beautiful Views and lovely cuppa! Great walks with lots of seating areas for a pic-nic. Lots of cyclists and walkers.....really nice place to visit

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Some unique scenery, just a little hard to get there”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I must say I loved box hill, been there twice and both times loved the scenery.

The second time the sun was out, the place was busy, from the top you could see what I think is the whole of Dorking. If you climb down the hill you can find a river with stepping stones you can cross, and everyone I went with loved it!

If you don't mind a lot of walking (up and down a big hill) and you love your British scenery, definitely check it out!

(Parking was free)

Visited July 2014
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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“The Box Hill Hike”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a truly wonderful hike of approximately 10 miles which starts from opposite the cafe at the top of Box Hill. The walk takes you through the most stunning countryside where, in the months of June and July you can enjoy the most spectacular wild flowers and butterflies. I have yet to do the walk in the autumn; I look forward to this. The walk is demanding and quite a challenge but well worth it. Proper walking boots are advised and also I would not do this hike without my trusty walking poles. At one point, there are 200 steep steps to climb and the poles are a godsend. If taking time to enjoy the wild flowers etc and also to take a rest on the one or two benches along the way, this walk can take 4 hours. There are no facilities en route but a cup of tea at the box hill cafe at the end of your walk is worth the wait. Thank you to the rangers who ensure the wooden route signs are generally in place and pointing in the right direction!

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenic view!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you are looking for a family day out or a late night romantic date then this is your place. Its great both in the day time and at night! I love the view point. Its the best bit!

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A natutal beauty spot not that far from central London”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Box Hill is part of the North Downs which is a chain of hills about 25 miles south of central London. It has plenty of good walks, excellent views over the Surrey Weald and a National Trust gift shop and food hatch at the top. As well as walks on the hill itself, there are very good routes north to Juniper Bottom and White Hill, north east to Hedley Heath, east to Reigate Hill or west to the Mole Valley. The car park and open area at the top get very popular on a summer weekend. The food hatch has been popular with mountain bikers for some time and since the 2012 Olympics it has attracted an increasing number of road cyclists too.

The area is also popular with families and the National Trust have made a good effort to make it attractive to children by mapping out walks and nature trails and creating play areas in the woods from cut down trees.

The diverse mix of people at the top add to the atmosphere rather than detracting from it (although the queue for the food hatch can be a bit long if you get there at a busy time) and if you want solitude, the hill and surrounding area are big enough for you to find it.

Visited July 2014
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