Box Hill - so much to explore
Box Hill: spring virtual highlights
Cowslips - Primula veris, are one of the best known spring flowers. They can be found at Box Hill on the rich chalk grassland meadows. Did you know that they are the county flower of Surrey?
Carpets of the native British bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta cover parts of Box Hill each spring. They are an indicator of ancient woodland and are protected. Their smell is glorious and the sight of them magical.
Box Hill commands one of the highest spots in Surrey - with breath taking views south over the Weald towards the South Downs, and on a clear day its possible to see the Chiltern Hills looking west.
The chalk grassland habitat of Box Hill supports thousands of plants, invertebrates and animals. It is a fragile eco-system which requires sensitive management.