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A group of people stands admiring the view from the top of Box Hill, Surrey, over misty wooded hills
Admiring the view from the top of Box Hill, Surrey | © National Trust Images/John Miller
Surrey

A hilltop stroll at Box Hill

Discover Surrey's finest scenery and discover some of the interesting features found around the top of Box Hill on this gentle circular walk.

Paths in winter

The paths are well maintained but may become slippery in wet or wintry weather. Please take care with your footing and wear suitable footwear for the conditions.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

National Trust Visitor Centre at the top of Box Hill, grid ref: TQ178513

Step 1

From the visitor centre at the top of Box Hill follow the surfaced path. Ignore the track going off to your right. Continue along the surfaced path running parallel to the road.

Step 2

Walk down the steps or slope to the path running below the viewpoint. Take a right and follow this path.

Step 3

Don't take the left-hand path (this leads you down to the stepping stones) but climb uphill to the right. There are quite a few beech tree roots here so take care as they make the path uneven.

Step 4

Follow the path you are on; don't go along to the right which would take you back to the visitor centre. Continue past this and downhill. You are now at the top of a gentle chalk slope known as the Burford Spur.

Step 5

Take the little path to your right and turn off the main path. Wild box trees grow either side of this path. You should see a grey building in front of you – this is Box Hill Fort. Take a left just before the dip to bring you round to the front. The fort isn't open to the public but you are very welcome to walk around the outside.

Step 6

Walk up the stony track and take a right at the road to take you back to the visitor centre. The buildings here were built as cottages and store rooms for the fort you've just walked past.

End point

National Trust Visitor Centre at the top of Box Hill, grid ref: TQ178513

Trail map

Trail map for Box Hill top stroll, Surrey
Trail map for Box Hill top stroll, Surrey | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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