Box Hill
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Ian C
London, UK23,741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A very popular location for walkers and cyclists, the extensive car park can fill up, but it is a great place to visit for the views at the top and for the walking, though be prepared for a long climb back up from your walk down to the river and the stepping stones.

The steeping stones are a little too popular with families and children, which at the moment has constraints, so we gave up trying to cross them - my only negative comment on our visit, which is more to do with the parents than anything else.

I love the sculptural effects of the roots and branches of the trees - very naturally artistic!

The National Trust café sells drinks and snacks, but nothing substantial, so we went off somewhere else for lunch, which seems rather a missed opportunity,
Written August 31, 2020
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Tris1976
Birmingham, UK489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
There is so much to do here - whether you are a sole visitor, a couple, group of friends or a family. Whilst camping in Surrey, we visited Box Hill and enjoyed a woodland walk with some stunning views of the south-east countryside. There are several strolls (of varying length) to choose from. Parking at the car park at the top costs £1.50 per hour. But if you are feeling more energetic, you can.park further down for free. As well as the walks and beautiful views, there is also a cafe and carbon negative ice cream kiosk for refreshments, along with toilets. In the summer holidays there was a trail for children and other activities. We wish we had found this earlier on in our holiday as there was plenty to explore.
Written August 20, 2022
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lizandianp
surrey915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Several marked walks , some mainly along the top of the area but most descend to the River Mole and involve a step climb back up.
Beware cyclists, this was part of the Olympic cycling route.

Cafe and shop (bins are circular holes in the wall)

There is a well recommended Burger Restaurant a bit further along the road.

Very dog friendly.
Written October 21, 2020
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MichaelW7
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I recommend this location. Park in one of the free car parks and just explore. I walked 9.6 miles with five friends and later slept for 9 hours! Thanks go to our unique guide, John, who found some really steep paths for us. We climbed 500 metres and John's routes were amazing, the best bits being his carefully-planned 360 degree turns. Just when we were starting to feel weary, our car park reappeared, as if by magic!
Written April 29, 2021
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Plenty of parking (can pay via app or cash) and many different walking routes to take. We started with the great view over Surrey and went down to the stepping stones (sadly covered after so much rain) but there’s a nice bridge then back up the other side of the hill and finished at the cafe. Typical national trust place so great coffee, cakes, toasties and a beautiful log fire in there too.
Really nice place to spend a couple of hours.
Written November 28, 2022
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Scottie
Horsham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Really good time with the children doing the Natural Play Trail. The friendly trail is a two-mile level walk offering a great opportunity to enjoy yourselves in the woods, with activity options from tree-climbing to den-making. The trail can take anything from an hour to a whole day, depending on how much fun you're having.
Written April 27, 2023
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Clearly this has been a go-to place in Covid, and why not, fab views, space, fresh air etc. But if you try to park at the top it can be hard to find a place, the cafe has queues, as does the viewpoint...and that's midweek!
The last couple of times we've been we've opted to park at the bottom (Rykas), walk up to admire the view (good for muscles!), then back down the riverside walk past the Stepping Stones. Saves stress along the ZigZag and in the top car parks.
Written June 23, 2021
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SMOOZA
London, UK393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Great hike with beautiful views. We went around 10am on a Saturday morning - ample parking available. Really enjoyed the walk...although some areas where a bit slippery after the rain - suggest good shoes to be safe. There are different walks available - highly recommend the stepping stones path.
Written September 3, 2021
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK11,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Visited on Thursday 07th July 2022 Box Hill in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Scene of the picnic in Jane Austen's Emma and the site of the 2012 Olympic Cycling Road Race. For us a nice stop-off en route to our hotel. Stunning views and lots of well-signposted walks. We are National Trust members so parking is free, but there is a fee for non-members. There was a nice cafe and toilets but these were open for a limited period so check before travelling.
Written November 26, 2022
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Angela M
London, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Decided to visit on a nice Sunday afternoon as I hadn’t been for a long while. Got to the top car park and there was absolutely nowhere to park! Cars going round and round the car park looking for a space so I went back down to the stepping stones car park which was also packed, with cars parked on verges out on main road. Managed to squeeze in after waiting for someone to leave. No parking machine to scan membership card so couldn’t put ticket on the car and spent ages fiddling around trying to get the app which didn’t solve the problem. Extremely busy. There was a constant stream of people coming across the stepping stones so we waited patiently for ages but in the end I had to shout across the river for someone to stop and let us across. Not the best start to our visit. Not easy to be socially distanced going up the steps to the top of the hill with panting people all around 😳. Beautiful views from the top and managed to get an ice cream just before the NT closed. Worth the climb up the hill but won’t be coming again on a Sunday, advise getting there early if you do.
Written August 16, 2021
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