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Ascending Leith Hill

Ascending Leith Hill

The difficult east face. Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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View from Leith Hill

View from Leith Hill

No sign of Sevenoaks. Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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mossy trunk

mossy trunk

Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Fungi

Fungi

Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Fungi

Fungi

Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hammering man

Hammering man

Abinger Hammer. Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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north downs from Leith hill

north downs from Leith hill

07-Jun-08 • Richard BP on Flickr

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Holmwood to Gomshall Walk

A very pretty forest walk, quite close to London, and the view from Leith Hill, the highest point in the Southeast.

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Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 42, Holmwood to Gomshall. 6/4/12.

And another fine day's walking in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! This time,10.5 miles from Holmwood to Gomshall, and most of it through woodland. The morning section starts out gently enough across fields before entering woods and ascending/scrambling to The National Trust's Leith Hill and tower. This provides some great views across The Weald and on to the coast, on a clear day. Then there's some fine forest walking through to the lunch time halt in the picturesque hamlet of Friday Street. After lunch, the walk follows the Tilling Bourne stream through more woodland, and then emerges into open scenery near Wotton. There's more woodland walking thereafter, before reaching Abinger Hammer and its 'hammer pond'. The final leg skirts around Gomshall before arriving at a very pleasant new tearoom/cafe there. A very lovely walk indeed, particularly if you're a fan of woodlands! Plenty of opportunities for bluebells, in season, and very pleasant lunch/tea time stops. (Out-of-focus butterfly was an 'Orange Tip', and the finch in the tree towards the end was a Chaffinch).


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