Box Hill

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Box Hill: Woodland and open down with wonderful views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland. Rare truly natural open-space so close to London. Nature trails with spectacular views towards the South Downs. See at least a dozen wild orchid species (early June to early July). Superb autumnal colour, especially fine beeches and oaks. Fascinating and fun information centre on the summit

TypeOverall vote
Walk:7.7/10
Popularity rank: #934
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Surrey, Home Counties, South East England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Nower Wood, Oyster Hill, Mickleham Downs

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Nower Wood

Nower Wood is approximately 80 acres of ancient woodland sitting on a clay cap at the head of a dry valley and is adjoined by a further 25 acres belonging to the National Trust. The wood is mentioned in the Doomsday Survey and the core of the wood has remained as woodland since then and consists mainly of Oak and Sweet Chestnut with Hazel coppice in places.

Mickleham Downs

Open grassland along the ridges but the rest is wooded

Directions

How to get here

car

1ml North of Dorking, 2½ml South of Leatherhead on A24

Foot

1ml of North Downs Way from Stepping Stones to South Scarp; 1ml of Thames Down link footpath at Mickleham Downs; 1ml from Dorking station (½ml from Box Hill station). Many rights of way lead to Box Hill summit

Train

Box Hill & Westhumble 1½ml

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Box Hill, The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB, UK
Phone: +44 1306 885502
Email: boxhill@nationaltrust.org.uk
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