7.7 miles 12.4 km. Difficulty 5/10
A walk in the Surrey Hills, featuring the Polesden Lacey estate. We are doing option b, starting and finishing at "Box Hill & Westhumble" station.
Transport: Get the 10:12 Dorking train from Victoria (10:20 Clapham Junction) to Box Hill & Westhumble, arr 11:07.
A return to "Box Hill & Westhumble" will do you. A return ticket to Dorking (main) costs the same and gives you the option of returning from either station.
Trains return from "Box Hill & Westhumble" at xx:18 and xx:48. Trains leave Dorking 2 minutes earlier, should you choose to finish there.
It is also possible to travel to/from Waterloo but that return costs a little more. (The 10:02 would get you to Box Hill & W for 10:51).
Lunch: Polesden Lacey and its teashop will be closed today due to the predicted high winds. See Walker's comment below.
If you want a pub lunch, you can detour to the Sir Douglas Haig. This adds 1.7km 1.1 miles onto the walk length.
Tea: First, you’ve got the Visitor centre at Denbies Vineyard. Later, there’s a cafe in the Pilgrim Cycles shop (01306 886958) at Box Hill & W station that usually stays open till 4. Nearby, you have the Stepping Stones pub.
Walk Directions: here
It might get a bit blowy today, A storm is coming. Trains may be affected. Trees could blow over. Do you want to be out in it?