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Notice: The Zig Zag road will be made one-way (bottom to top) on Saturday 8 November 2014 between 7am and 5pm. Pebble Hill Road will be closed until January 2015. Box Hill's Zig Zag Road is not a suitable alternative route for heavy load vehicles because of its hairpin bends. Please follow official diversion signs. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Box Hill - so much to explore

Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the beautiful Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to some fantastic wildlife and plants too, including the Adonis blue butterfly and bee orchid.

This month, why don't you try out some of our fantastic walks leaflets? There are lots of walks over the hill, which you can download here, or collect on site. Whatever the weather and however much time you have, there'll be something for everyone.

Toddler group at Box Hill

Box Hill Bugs meets every Tuesday  © National Trust

The Box Hill Bugs toddler group will meet every Tuesday from 4 November until 9 December. Six 45 minute sessions cost £22 and need to be pre-booked. Join from 9.30 until 10.15 am or 10.45 until 11.30 am. Dress for mess as we'll be exploring the great outdoors. Email us for further information and a booking form.

Dogs at Box Hill

Taking a rest at Box Hill © National Trust

Dogs are very welcome at Box Hill. Please be a considerate owner and clear up after your dog - bag it and bin it, any bin will do. There are water bowls at the visitor centre and dog biscuits at the shepherd's hut. Please be aware that belted Galloway cattle graze on areas of Box Hill.

Walking at Box Hill

Walking, talking and listening to the tales of the ancients © NTPL/David Levenson

Half an hour or a whole day to spare? There's so much to discover on Box Hill and one of our walks or trails will help you to get the most out of your visit.

Borrow a kite or tracker pack

Watch the birds with a pair of binoculars © NTPL/David Levenson

Head over to the shepherd's hut to borrow a kite or tracker pack for free. Tracker packs contain binoculars, compass, note pads and pencils and are a fun way to explore the great outdoors.

Box Hill centenary celebrations

Salomons memorial at Box Hill in 1920

Salomons memorial at Box Hill in 1920

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Box Hill being given to the National Trust by Leopold Salomons. A wealthy local, Mr Salomons was keen to protect the rolling green hills of Surrey from property developers so bought some land around Box Hill in 1913 and formally gave it to the National Trust the following year.

We're celebrating by giving Box Hill's iconic viewpoint - the Salomons memorial - a facelift; come along to enjoy the view over Dorking and all the way to the South Downs.

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