Box Hill's woodlands are a magical world of scents and colours; marvel as the seasons change, look for birds and mammals who call this place home and let your children explore the wonders of nature's playground.
Children's Christmas trails at Box Hill
Head to Box Hill during the school holidays to take part in our children's trail; go on an adventure and choose to be a mouse, shrew, vole or sparrow on the run from some hungry owls. Available from the shepherd's hut, we ask for a donation of £1 per trail. Dress for mess and have lots of seasonal fun.
Views at Box Hill
Box Hill is famous for its expansive view from the Salomons Memorial. On a good day you can see 26 miles across the Weald to the South Downs. Breathe in deep and marvel as the colours of the countryside seem to change day by day.
Borrow a kite or tracker pack
Head to the shepherd's hut to borrow a tracker pack or kite. Tracker packs contain all the ingredients for little adventurers to explore the natural world around them. The Burford Spur is a great place to fly a kite.
Take a stroll around Box Hill Fort
The Old Fort was one of 13 built along the North Downs. They were built in the 1890s as mobilisation centres. Collectively known as the London Defence Scheme, they were considered ‘the last ditch attempt to save the capital of the world's largest Empire.’ The Fort has never been used in battle and is now a roost for bats.
For muddy paws and happy tails, head to Box Hill to blow those cobwebs away and treat your four-legged friend to a day out. Head over to the shepherd's hut for a doggy biscuit and the low down on the best places to walk at Box Hill. Please don't forget to read our important information about responsible dog walking.
Free guided walks
Join us for a free guided walk over Box Hill every Wednesday morning. Meet at 11.30am at the shepherd's hut for the 3 mile (5km) walk over some uneven and hilly ground. Our guide, Mike, will share stories along the way about the people who have made Box Hill special. Stout boots are recommended; the walk will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Minimum of two people required.
Walking at Box Hill
Head over to the information board by the cafe, or our team at the shepherd's hut by the car park to pick up a free walking trail around Box Hill - there are five walks to choose from, ranging from half an hour to 4 hour long walks.