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The Mole Gap Trail - Box Hill & Mickleham. 10 miles - NEW DATE: 11th AUGUST

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.

 

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  • claire

    I have been sent this link via a friend and would really like to go walking with you... I shall def keep an eye for the next walk.

    August 13, 2013

  • Claire

    Brilliant day - thanks Phil. Hope to see you again soon

    August 12, 2013

  • Anthony

    Thanks Phil, fantastic walk as usual.

    August 12, 2013

  • Margaret

    Thanks Phil.......... great walk ..lovely day

    August 12, 2013

  • Melanie

    Fantastic walk, fantastic views, fantastic pub rounded up by fantastic weather what more could you ask for on a Sunday thanks Phil for being such a great guide will definitely join you on another or maybe for a bike ride!

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent Walk

    August 11, 2013

  • kate b.

    Thanks Phil for a great walk. The hills were a challenge but worth it for such great views. Great company from all the other Wisy walkers. Hopefully see you again soon.

    August 11, 2013

  • Barbara

    Thanks Phil for organizing such a great walk, very enjoyable ,and lovely company too...x

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, If Emma (?) could email her details (via the site) to me I can add you to this walk - Thanks

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who attend this walk and making it resounding success. I look forward to meeting you all again very soon

    August 11, 2013

  • Nisha

    Thanks Phil. Great walk with nice people. Terry - thanks for fixing my dodgy boots. Cable ties now have a whole new meaning! :-)

    August 11, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Thanks Phil, as usual, fantastic walk. WiSy without doubt the friendliest group of walkers, lovely to share a Sunday afternoon with you all!

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic beautiful walk with lovely vista and two really nice challenging hills!

    August 11, 2013

  • Garry

    Thanks Phil
    Another great walk

    August 11, 2013

  • Roger W.

    Really good walk today, Phil. Thanks very much for organising and leading with your usual panache! Roger

    August 11, 2013

  • Erica

    Great walk Phil and well done coping with so many people! Lovely day and really nice people to chat to :o)

    August 11, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    A wonderful walk and a splendid way to spend a Sunday. Great to walk with you all. Many thanks, Phil.

    August 11, 2013

  • lynne f.

    Thanks very much Phil, really enjoyed the walk and company

    August 11, 2013

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