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Notice: Box Hill will host part of the Prudential RideLondon cycle event on Sunday 2 August. Please note that there will be no vehicular access to Box Hill on the day and that the Box Hill cafe will be closed.

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.

Prudential RideLondon

Cyclists attack the Zig Zag at Box Hill © NTPL/David Levenson

The Prudential RideLondon cycling event takes place on Sunday 2 August. Once again the Surrey Hills will play host to some of the most gruelling climbs and finest views.

Please note that access to Box Hill will be severely restricted for spectators, with no vehicular access.

Find out more about the event.

Borrow a kite or tracker pack

What can you see? © John Millar

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.

Dogs at Box Hill

Bring your dogs here for a lovely walk © John Millar

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.

Come and play at ours this summer

Family flying a kite at Box Hill

Family flying a kite at Box Hill

Head over to the shepherd's hut in the car park at Box Hill to collect your free 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ scrapbook. It's full of great ideas to get out and about, to explore the natural world around us and of course is a brilliant excuse to get muddy along the way. 

See how many of the challenges you can tick of the list this summer holiday - collect a sticker for every one.