BOX HILL AND THE NORTH DOWNS - SATURDAY

Sat Oct 09 2021 at 09:00 am to 07:00 pm

London Victoria station | London

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BOX HILL AND THE NORTH DOWNS - SATURDAY SATURDAY 09 OCTOBER 2021 FROM 09:00-19:00
Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)
Grading: Intermediate
Rating: 6 out of 10
Ascent: 696.8mHiking time: About 3.5 to 4 hours of actual hiking
We'll meet at 09:00 in London Victoria Station
Meeting point near Boots (no 27)
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This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
The beauty of Box Hill has inspired many greats artists, writers, and musicians for hundreds of years. Jane Austen based the picnic scene from Emma here, George Lambert's famous painting of Box Hill in 1733 (now in The Tate Gallery) and it's even had several songs written about it, the most recent being "On Box Hill" by Everything but the girl. It's also inspired the poet Keats and the writer G.K. Chesterton. Come and discover the magic of Box Hill for yourself.
A diverse hike through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in woodland, rolling downs, Norbury Park, the River Mole and of course Box Hill itself where there are some stunning views to be had from Salomons Memorial right across the Weald to Devils Dyke by the South Coast.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
See the famous Box Hill viewpoint with far-reaching views over Sussex
Breathtaking hiking through the woods and hills of the North Downs
See the twisting hills roads of the Olympics 2012 cycle race where the cyclists did 9 laps of this spectacular section
HIKE DESCRIPTION
Box Hill is located on the North Downs and lies within the Surrey Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also part of the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Site of Special Scientific Interest. As well as its natural beauty, Box Hill also plays host to a more recent fort built in the 1890s to help defend England from a possible French invasion and a semi derelict folly from 1815.
We shall be passing by the route for the 2012 Olympics cycling race - at the steepest point, considered to be the best for viewing due to the reduced speed of the riders.
FOOD
We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.
Distance, Difficulty and Terrain
Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)
Grading: Intermediate
Rating: 6 out of 10
Ascent: 696.8m
Hiking time: About 3.5 to 4 hours of actual hiking
TRANSPORT & MEETING POINT
We'll meet at London Victoria station at 09:00am.
Planned arrival time back into London of 19:00pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then).
COST
Members: £16
No members: £23
WHAT TO BRING
Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots) Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended
Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
Packed lunch/picnic
Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike
That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day
SAFETY AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable but we have a process to release your space for resale to another member.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

London Victoria station, London, United Kingdom

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