Surrey, England. Saturday 13-July-2013
"We need more hills!" was Mary's verdict after our previous Walk in the Surrey Hills. So we consulted the Time Out book of walks and picked Box Hill to Leatherhead. What we got was some wonderful woodland walking.
The walks are all designed to be doable by train, often walking from a farther station to a nearer station, allowing for a cheap day return ticket - this one started from Box Hill and Westhumble.
The hottest day of the year was the forecast so we dressed lightly and packed plenty of fluids in the day pack.
The view from half way up Box Hill
Fantasic views from the top and then wending our way back down to our lunch stop.
St Michael and All Angels churchyard, Mickleham
Lunch was a sandwich and a pint of Ringwood Best at The Running Horse, Mickleham.
Towards the end we had choices of route so we chose the longer option and, instead of walking on to Leatherhead, we circled back round to return to Box Hill and Westhumble station.
In addition to the 7.7 miles you have to add an extra two miles for the walk to Clapham Junction station and back to home. Not as scenic but still it's walking.
Full set of photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmclellan/sets/72157634784716182/
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