3.6 of 5 (44 votes)

Up Box Hill the easy way

A moderate walk (countryside) in Surrey, England, about 10.80km (6.71 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 215m (705ft)
Descent 215m (705ft)
Max. Elevation 220m (721ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 430m (1410ft)
Start & End
Box Hill and Westhumble station
Distance 10.80km
Duration ~3:45h
10Created by ailiskane on 08 Apr 2008
A gentle meander up towards Mickleham Downs, this walk gives you fantastic views from Box Hill without so much as breaking a sweat. An easy day trip from London.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid TQ166517
Start the walk at Box Hill and Westhumble station.
OS Grid TQ172527
From station turn right and go down road until you meet the main road (A24). Turn left onto a path taking you to a tunnel underneath the road. Go left alongside the road, and take the first right. Carry on up the road until you see Juniper Hall on your right.
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid TQ178536
From Juniper Hall take the first footpath on the left. Carry along the foothpath in the same direction until you reach the third crossroads of paths.
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid TQ185539
Go right at the junction of bridleways until you reach the open common area. Walk over the first track and take the second - going left to the top of the common. You should have reached a sign on the local wildlife - north edge of common.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid TQ188535
At the top of the common turn right and take the first path on your right. This becomes a steep down hill which meets a minor road.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid TQ192535
Take the uphill path to the left of Cockshot Cottage, reaching High Ashurst on your right.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid TQ195516
Take the road left past High Ashurst, or the parallel bridleway. Bear right when the road forks.
About 1.92 km (~1.19 miles) from
OS Grid TQ195512
Cross over the road onto the bridleway.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid TQ178513
Bear right at the junction. At the next junction of paths, don't go left back down hill, but take the footpath alongside ZigZag road. (From the viewing point you can take a detour to the coffee shop if you go back uphill and follow the road left)
About 1.60 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid TQ162513
After enjoying the views from Box Hill go right on the path below the viewing point. Bear left (down hill) when the path divides. Cross the river at the stepping stones, or in winter go right and take the footbridge instead.
About 1.60 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid TQ161517
From the stepping stones (or foot bridge) carry on on the path until you meet the main road. Go right on path alongside the main road until you meet the tunnnel.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid TQ166517
From the tunnel go left up the path and right into the same road you left the station from. End of walk.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from

4 comments... join the discussion!

14 Nov 2016

Hi Mark, if you click on the printer icon in the topleft corner of your screen, it should display the walk with the instructions in clear white boxes, and the map on the righthand side, with no background. If that doesn't work, please email us with details of your browser (Chrome, Safari etc) and we'll take a look.

Mark prime
12 Nov 2016
Cannot Print Out

Looks like good walk....but can't print out because the background doesn't allow you to read the instructions.

20 Jul 2012
6 Miles

It's about 6 miles - the info at the top of the page gives rough distances in km and miles. They usually underestimate slightly, so I would guess between 6 and 7 miles.

20 Jul 2012

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