From the start/meeting point we will follow the Mole Gap Trail through Norbury Park and Westhumble until we pick up the North Downs Way.
From there, we will cross the River Mole via the 'Stepping Stones' (illustrated in the picture). Once over the river, there is long(ish) steep(ish) climb up Boxhill. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view (and catch your breath) on the way up. The reward for the climb is the stunning views towards the South Coast and a rest There is a triangulation point at the top of the hill and also a visitor centre and cafe further back from the path, run by the National Trust where we will picnic for lunch.
After lunch we will make our way through Juniper Bottom towards Headley Road for a 'short sharp' cardio workout to the top of Juniperhill Wood. From there we will gently descend towards Mickleham for some well deserved liquid refreshments.
You will need:
1. Food, including drink for the walk and a picnic.
2. Suitable walking boots and clothing for the weather.
3. WiSy Fee - £2.00 per person
The meeting/start point (Grid Ref TQ168553) will be in the car park on Young Street. The entrance to the car park is via the A246 (off Young Street), sign posted Norbury Park (Surrey Wildlife Trust)
The nearest postcode is KT22 9BS
This walk is only really accessible by car. There is free unrestricted parking in the car park.
En-route there a two (2) pubs. The Smith & Western on Box Hill and the Running Horses in Mickleham. (Personally, I prefer the latter rather than the former pub .....but I'm a pub snob!!) Dogs are welcome as the Running Horses in Mickleham is 'dog friendly'
If you have any queries or questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
Weather: BBC Weather
Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. A small torch may also be useful.