Cross the stepping stones over the River Mole and scale the steep scarp of Box Hill, taking in views which inspired the final 500 lines of John Keats’ Edymion.

  • 9.45am

We are pleased to announce the North Downs Way 40th anniversary walks programme, delivered in collaboration with a number of partner organisations.

The walks listed cover the length of the trail so there’s something for everyone whether you want to walk in Surrey, Kent or Medway.

Our walk partners come from a very diverse background and will approach the walks very differently.

Dorking to Reigate Walk

This section of the North Downs Way passes over one of the best known beauty spots in Surrey, Box Hill, with its wide variety of species and box trees after which it is named.

You will cross the stepping stones over the River Mole and scale the steep scarp of Box Hill, taking in views which inspired the final 500 lines of John Keats’ Edymion, before plunging down to join the Pilgrim’s Way/NDW, past the industrial archaeology of Brockham limeworks and follow in the footsteps of historic travellers.

The walk has several steep ascents and descents.

LEADER: Walk led by Mole Valley Ramblers & Surrey Hills Society.

MEET: outside Dorking Main Rail Station at 9.45am for a prompt 10am start.

DISTANCE: 10 miles

Bring a picnic lunch and plenty of water.  Appropriate footwear and weatherproof clothing essential.

Dogs welcome provided under close control, and on short leads at request of leader.

Children under 18 yrs must be supervised.

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