Box Hill

Well known beauty spot Box Hill is the perfect place to explore the Surrey Hills and it’s easy to get here by Rail & Bus too.

Getting there…

Trains: Simply catch the South Western Railway, Southern, or Great Western train to Dorking

Buses: Hop on Metrobus route 21 or Arriva route 465 (to foot of Box Hill, 1½ miles to summit)

What to do when you’re there…

Discover spectacular views, plenty of walking opportunities & a natural play trail for children. At the foot of Box Hill you’ll discover one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks, the Stepping Stones, a perfect spot to picnic by the River Mole. For those wanting to sample local wine, Denbies Wine Estate is the place to head for. Now one of the largest wine producers in the UK you can enjoy indoor & outdoor tours, walks around the vineyard, gift shop and eateries. Also based at Denbies is the Surrey Hills Brewery, a craft brewery where you can sample a variety of local beers.

Fancy a walk…

There are lots of options for walks in this area we’d recommend….

  • The National Trust’s 3 mile Box Hill Riverside Walk, is a delightful circular walk along the River Mole.
  • The Mole Gap Trail is a 6 mile route which takes you from Leatherhead to Dorking railway station along the River Mole.
  • The 2 mile Stepping Stones walk is a lovely walk which takes you past this iconic landmark, a perfect spot to stop and watch the river flow by.
  • For those wanting something more challenging Walk the Chalk is just for you.

    This 6.5 mile station to station walk takes you along the dramatic scarp slope of the North Downs, through some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey.

Something to eat…

Box Hill is well served for refreshments with a National Trust Servery and Café. At the foot of Box Hill is the Burford Bridge Hotel which has a good restaurant and Denbies Wine Estate has a café, farm shop & restaurant.

Like our illustration of Box Hill? Why not buy it. We have 6 limited edtion prints for sale to celebrate 60 years of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

From each sale a donation is made to our Surrey Hills Trust Fund to help protect the Surrey Hills into the future.


Click here to view the limited edition prints