Box Hill Circular via Mickleham walk

A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs.

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  • Box Hill Circular walk | Top 10 walks in South East England | 4K Drone
    Hiking In London, Dec-21

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs. Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Main Walk: 16¼ km (10.1 miles). Four hours 40 minutes walking time. For the whole excursion including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 9 hours.

    Although they share the same station, this short but strenuous North Downs walk takes in a different area from the Westhumble Circular walk (2–14b). It traverses a series of hills in a clockwise loop north and east of Box Hill & Westhumble station: Norbury Park, Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath and finally Box Hill itself. There are many fine viewpoints, and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. The area is deservedly popular, and the famous sites are likely to be crowded on fine weekends, but there are quieter places in between.

    Norbury Park Nature Reserve is described by Surrey Wildlife Trust as a ‘working landscape’ which includes a sawmill and three farms. The prominent house at its centre (in private ownership) was built in 1774 and has had several famous owners and tenants, including Leopold Salomons (who donated Box Hill to the National Trust) and Dr Marie Stopes, the family planning pioneer.

    Box Hill (named for its abundant box trees) and Headley Heath are both owned by the National Trust, which has introduced special breeds of sheep and cattle to restore more of the downland to its original ‘unimproved’ condition. This unfertilized land is rich in wildflowers and supports many butterflies: 40 of the 58 British species have been found on Box Hill.

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  • Box Hill Circular walk | 🇬🇧 Top 10 walks in South East England | 4K | Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, Jan-21

    Length

    Main Walk: 16¼ km (10.1 miles). Four hours 40 minutes walking time. For the whole excursion including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 9 hours.

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Although they share the same station, this short but strenuous North Downs walk takes in a different area from the Westhumble Circular walk (2–14b). It traverses a series of hills in a clockwise loop north and east of Box Hill & Westhumble station: Norbury Park, Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath and finally Box Hill itself. There are many fine viewpoints and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. The area is deservedly popular and the famous sites are likely to be crowded on fine weekends, but there are quieter places in between.

    Norbury Park Nature Reserve is described by Surrey Wildlife Trust as a ‘working landscape’ which includes a sawmill and three farms. The prominent house at its centre (in private ownership) was built in 1774 and has had several famous owners and tenants, including Leopold Salomons (who donated Box Hill to the National Trust) and Dr Marie Stopes, the family planning pioneer.

    Box Hill (named for its abundant box trees) and Headley Heath are both owned by the National Trust, which has introduced special breeds of sheep and cattle to restore more of the downland to its original ‘unimproved’ condition. This unfertilized land is rich in wildflowers and supports many butterflies: 40 of the 58 British species have been found on Box Hill.

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/box-hill-circular/index.html

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  • Box Hill and the North Downs England 🇬🇧 WALKING ROUTES NEAR LONDON | Saturday Walk
    Hiking In London, Feb-20

    Box Hill is located on the North Downs and lies within the Surrey Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also part of the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Site of Special Scientific Interest. As well as its natural beauty, Box Hill also plays host to a more recent fort built in the 1890s to help defend England from a possible French invasion and a semi derelict folly from 1815.

    We shall be passing by the route for the 2012 Olympics cycling race - at the steepest point, considered to be the best for viewing due to the reduced speed of the riders.

    Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)

    Grading: Intermediate

    Rating: 6 out of 10

    Ascent: 696.8m

    Hiking time: About 3.5 to 4 hours of actual hiking

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/box-hill-and-the-north-downs.html

    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

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  • Box Hill Circular walk | 🇬🇧 North Downs | Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, May-20

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Features

    Although they share the same station, this short but strenuous North Downs walk takes in a different area from the Westhumble Circular walk (2–14b). It traverses a series of hills in a clockwise loop north and east of Box Hill & Westhumble station: Norbury Park, Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath and finally Box Hill itself. There are many fine viewpoints and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. The area is deservedly popular and the famous sites are likely to be crowded on fine weekends, but there are quieter places in between.

    Norbury Park Nature Reserve is described by Surrey Wildlife Trust as a ‘working landscape’ which includes a sawmill and three farms. The prominent house at its centre (in private ownership) was built in 1774 and has had several famous owners and tenants, including Leopold Salomons (who donated Box Hill to the National Trust) and Dr Marie Stopes, the family planning pioneer.

    Box Hill (named for its abundant box trees) and Headley Heath are both owned by the National Trust, which has introduced special breeds of sheep and cattle to restore more of the downland to its original ‘unimproved’ condition. This unfertilized land is rich in wildflowers and supports many butterflies: 40 of the 58 British species have been found on Box Hill.

    You may come across areas grazed by sheep and cattle in Norbury Park as well as Headley Heath and Box Hill. Access through all these enclosures should still be possible but there may be temporary fences and gates (not mentioned in the text) to control the livestock.

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  • Box Hill | 🇬🇧 Top 10 walks in South East England | Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, May-20

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    Length

    Main Walk: 16¼ km (10.1 miles). Four hours 40 minutes walking time. For the whole excursion including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 9 hours.

    Two Short Walks, omitting Headley Heath: 13 and 13½ km (8.1 and 8.4 miles). Both around three hours 45 minutes walking time.

    OS Map

    Explorer 146. Box Hill & Westhumble station is in Surrey, 2 km N of Dorking.

    Toughness

    8 out of 10 (6 for the Short Walks).

    Features

    Although they share the same station, this short but strenuous North Downs walk takes in a different area from the Westhumble Circular walk (2–14b). It traverses a series of hills in a clockwise loop north and east of Box Hill & Westhumble station: Norbury Park, Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath and finally Box Hill itself. There are many fine viewpoints and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. The area is deservedly popular and the famous sites are likely to be crowded on fine weekends, but there are quieter places in between.

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/box-hill-circular/index.html

    This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

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  • Top 10 walks in South East England | Box Hill Circular walk | North Downs | Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, Jul-20

    Although they share the same station, this short but strenuous North Downs walk takes in a different area from the Westhumble Circular walk (2–14b). It traverses a series of hills in a clockwise loop north and east of Box Hill & Westhumble station: Norbury Park, Mickleham Downs, Headley Heath and finally Box Hill itself. There are many fine viewpoints and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. The area is deservedly popular and the famous sites are likely to be crowded on fine weekends, but there are quieter places in between.

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/

    Norbury Park Nature Reserve is described by Surrey Wildlife Trust as a ‘working landscape’ which includes a sawmill and three farms. The prominent house at its centre (in private ownership) was built in 1774 and has had several famous owners and tenants, including Leopold Salomons (who donated Box Hill to the National Trust) and Dr Marie Stopes, the family planning pioneer.

    Box Hill (named for its abundant box trees) and Headley Heath are both owned by the National Trust, which has introduced special breeds of sheep and cattle to restore more of the downland to its original ‘unimproved’ condition. This unfertilized land is rich in wildflowers and supports many butterflies: 40 of the 58 British species have been found on Box Hill.

    Length

    Main Walk: 16¼ km (10.1 miles). Four hours 40 minutes walking time. For the whole excursion including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 9 hours.

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/box-hill-circular/index.html

    This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

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  • BOX HILL AND THE NORTH DOWNS 🇬🇧 Hiking UK | England
    Hiking In London, Oct-19

    Box Hill Circular walk

    Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/box-hill-and-the-north-downs.html

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs

    Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)

    Grading: Intermediate

    Rating: 6 out of 10

    Ascent: 696.8m

    Hiking time: About 3.5 to 4 hours of actual hiking

    The beauty of Box Hill has inspired many greats artists, writers and musicians for hundreds of years. Jane Austen based the picnic scene from Emma here, George Lambert's famous painting of Box Hill in 1733 (now in The Tate Gallery) and it's even had several songs written about it, the most recent being "On Box Hill" by Everything but the girl. It's also inspired the poet Keats and the writer G.K. Chesterton. Come and discover the magic of Box Hill for yourself.

    A diverse hike through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in woodland, rolling downs, Norbury Park, the River Mole and of course Box Hill itself where there are some stunning views to be had from Salomons Memorial right across the Weald to Devils Dyke by the South Coast.

    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

    In return, in the case you have a company, we can include your logo on our website, videos...etc

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  • Box Hill Circular. 2/2/18.
    amib, Feb-18

    A pretty decent work-out today, albeit within only 10 miles! Setting out from the station, the walk starts to follow a clockwise climb from the off, incorporating Norbury Park nature reserve; Mickleham Downs and Headley Heath. With any climb up, there's always the reward of fine views though and these Surrey Hills provide some good examples.

    No church lunch-stop on this walk as one wasn't passed. Indeed, due to the shortness of time, no pit-stop was had until near the end, with fine views over Brockham. For the same reason, this walker decided to end the walk at Dorking, with its more frequent train service, rather than at Box Hill.

    A nice, challenging walk, with its ups and downs, but a varied one, with meadows, heath and woodland. Perfect for the shorter days of Winter, though drier ones, preferably!

  • Boxhill Circular. 30/11/18.
    amib, Dec-18

    Around 7 miles of walking in the popular Surrey Hills, on a pleasant Winter's day.

    Shortly after leaving the station, the walker is passing the vineyards at Denbies, and, shortly after that, crossing the River Mole. This is then followed by a fairly steep ascent of Box Hill, which is rewarded with some decent views. The walker then passes Salomons' viewpoint, and so on through Ashurst Rough.

    However, instead of following the new route via Juniper Top, this walker elected to take the original route, via the valley, before steeply ascending White Hill.

    Lunch is had at St Michael and All Angels, Mickleham, prior to another crossing of the A24. At this point, the walker chose to take the higher path back to Box Hill station. This repeats some of swcwalk 64, in reverse, done earlier this year.

    A decent work-out for the shorter days, albeit when it's not too wet underfoot; the chalky paths might be hazardous.

  • BOX HILL CIRCULAR WALKS NEAR LONDON KENT HIKING NEAR DORKING 🇬🇧 England Hiking UK
    Hiking In London, Apr-18

    Box Hill Circular walk

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs

    There are many fine viewpoints on this circular walk and in several places you can see your earlier route from a new perspective. This part of the North Downs is deservedly popular and the famous sites are likely to be busy on fine weekends, but there are some quieter places in between.

    Norbury Park Nature Reserve is described by Surrey Wildlife Trust as a ‘working landscape’ which includes a sawmill and three farms. The prominent house at its centre (in private ownership) was built in 1774 and has had several famous owners and tenants, including Leopold Salomons, who donated Box Hill to the National Trust in 1914, and Dr Marie Stopes, the family planning pioneer.

    Box Hill and Headley Heath are both owned by the National Trust, which has introduced special breeds of sheep and cattle to restore more of the downland to its original ‘unimproved’ condition; unfertilized land is richer in wild flowers. This diversity also supports many butterflies: 40 of the 58 British species have been found on Box Hill.

    Event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/box-hill-circular/index.html

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  • BOX HILL WALKS NEAR BOX SURREY BEST COUNTRYSIDE NEAR LONDON 🇬🇧 CIRCULAR WALK
    Hiking In London, Mar-18

    Box Hill Circular walk

    A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs

    Beginning at a National Trust visitor centre, this 4 mile walk is one for all the family if you’re looking for more than just a ramble. With everything from rope swings to stepping stone trails, adventure is definitely available here; just keep a close eye on your little ones to make sure they don’t fall off anything! www.hikinginlondon.co.uk

    Event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/box-hill-and-the-north-downs.html

    See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/box-hill-circular/index.html

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  • Box Hill SWC Winter Hike, December 2017. GoPro Hero 5 Black.
    Liam Chadzynski, Dec-17

    Nice hike around the beautiful Box Hill, Surrey and it's surroundings. Based on the Box Hill Circular walk from Saturday Walkers Club (had to cut it a bit short due to time constraints). Filmed with GoPro Hero 5 Black Mounted on GoPro Karma Grip. NOTE. seems I messed up the contrast in some scenes. Will re-edit.

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  • BOX HILL Circular Hiking UK | Top 10 walks in South East England | WALK UK
    Hiking In London, Jun-16

    Box Hill derives its name from the box trees there; yew trees are also found on its chalky slopes, with beech and oak up on top where the ground is clay and flint. It is 172 metres above sea level, contains Bronze Age burial mounds. Daniel Defoe described scenes of drinking, dancing and debauchery on Box Hill; Jane Austen placed the picnic scene in Emma here; John Keats climbed Box Hill by moonlight whilst composing Endymion; and John Logie Baird conducted his TV experiments from the summit. The area was given to the nation by Leopold Salomons of Norbury Park in 1914 and is now in the care of the National Trust. Box trees used to be in demand for making woodcut blocks and mathematical rulers – boxwood is heavy and does not float in water.

    Event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events/box-hill-and-the-north-downs.html

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    If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!!

    In return, in the case you have a company, we can include your logo on our website, videos...etc

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