A 4.5 mile circular and fairly strenuous walk from Box Hill in the Mole Valley district of Surrey. Box Hill is well known for its box trees, its plethora of butterflies and also as the central feature of the cycling road races for the 2012 Olympics. The route heads along a short section of the North Downs Way before turning north descending steadily through Juniper Bottom. The walk then climbs again into Juniperhill Woods, heads down into the village of Mickleham and then back up the west side of Box Hill. There are superb views throughout (so it's worth choosing a clear day) and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife.
The route has several fairly steep climbs and descents, including one long climb up a flight of steps. There are also a couple of gates and one stile (but this is fairly low and has open sides for dogs to pass under). The paths can get quite muddy and slippery after wet weather. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.
Box Hill can be found just north of Dorking off the A24. The walk starts from the National Trust car park at the top of Zig Zag Road on Box Hill. Parking is £3 per day per car (correct April 2013) and free to National Trust members. Approximate post code KT20 7LB.
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