Box Hill is the place you need to visit if you want to go for a nice walk.
It is located on the edge of Dorking and forming part of the North Downs, offering amazing views across the Surrey Hills.
There are multiple routes you can take – a walk on top of the famous hill, a long walk down and up while you look at the river and make a stop at a pub.
If the weather is good you can explore the Donkey Green which is a popular spot for picnics, there is also a cafe at the main visitor center.
Free to enter (only the parking is paid for non-National Trust members). Box Hill is a home to wildlife and plants like bee orchid and the Adonis blue butterfly.
Where can you take a walk?
Box Hill’s Natural Play Trail
This walk offers so many activities and surprises like balancing to den making.
It starts at the Visitor Centre and it’s an easy two-mile walk.
Box Hill Riverside Walk
This walk follows the river Mole and takes you through rare grasslands, ancient woodland and Second World War structures.
In wet weather, it can get pretty muddy. There is a cattle graze along a part of the route so if you go there with a dog keep it under supervision and close control.
The walk is approximately an hour and a half.
Box Hill Stepping Stones walk
This walk offers one of Box Hill’s oldest buildings, the Fort, Surrey’s iconic landmarks – the Stepping Stones.
The walk is dog friendly and is around an hour and a half.
The hilltop stroll at Box Hill
This walk starts at The Old Fort and is an easy half an hour circular walk.
Box Hill Happy Valley circular walk
This walk offers some of Box Hill’s hidden woodland and Broadwood’s Tower with amazing views of Surrey’s countryside.
It’s dog friendly and it’s an hour and a half with a series of steep steps.
Box Hill Juniper Top circular walk
This walk is a four-mile one and offers some of Box Hill’s finest views. Scout boots are recommended. There are some fairly steep gradients and a stile along the route.
Box Hill butterfly walk long route
The walk starts at The Old Fort and is one of the richest areas for butterflies in Britain, with more than 40 species. Some of them are chalk hill, Adonis, small blues, dark-green and silver-washed fritillaries, and white admiral and purple emperor.
The walk is a challenging four hour one. It’s also dog-friendly.
Whitehill to Mickleham walk
The walk not only offers glorious views but a pub stop at The Running Horses. It’s beautiful in every season. The 3.9-mile route starts at Cockshot National Trust car park and is dog-friendly.
A glorious woodland walk, with magnificent views and a pub stop at The Running Horses.