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Exploring Box Hill

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Sunday, 3 April, 2016
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

National Trust Cafe Tadworth

Exploring Boxhill

Sunday 3rd April, 2016

Meeting at National Trust Cafe, Box Hill at 11am

Free event

Come and join the Surrey Hills Society on this spring walk around glorious Box Hill.  Apart from the rare and fascinating flora and fauna, its literary connections to Jane Austen’s “Emma” and its interesting links to military history, it is also just a beautiful series of vistas to behold.

After enjoying the spectacular views at Salomon‘s Memorial, we will head off down the hill to the famous stepping stones across the River Mole, before returning to the top of Box Hill near the famous zig-zag road used as part of the Olympic Road Cycle Race.

Time of arrival is from 10.30am to leave at 11am. If you are not there by 11am the group will go without you. Grid ref: TQ178513. Parking is available for £3.00 (free for National Trust members).

The walk will be guided at all times.

Lunch is not included.  Please bring some snacks/packed lunch if you wish, which you can eat on the green. There is a café at the top of Box Hill for snacks and plenty of picnic places.

This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness as there will be some steep areas.

Please also bring suitable clothing, walking shoes/boots for the day.

The walk should take no longer than 2½ hours (3 mile), but it will depend on the size and speed of the group.

This visit is suitable for dogs but they will be advised at times to put them on a lead near roads/farmland.

This is a free event but again booking is essential. Please contact either The Surrey Hills Society or Chris Howard who will be leading the trek on info@surreyhillssociety.org or phone/text 07879-841000.