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Box Hill hike - beautiful and back to London for tea

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Box Hill hike - beautiful and back to London for tea


Explore the enchanting landscape of Box Hill, a source of inspiration for renowned artists, writers, and musicians throughout history. From Jane Austen's ''Emma'' to George Lambert's timeless painting at the Tate Gallery, this locale has captivated creative minds for centuries. Join us on a journey to uncover the allure of Box Hill, echoing the footsteps of literary giants like Keats and G.K. Chesterton. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic that has sparked the creativity of countless luminaries over the years.

Discover the splendors of the park, featuring a charming Georgian manor house, serene woodland paths, and chalk grassland adorned with vibrant wildflowers and fluttering butterflies. Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife, including roe deer, badgers, foxes, and woodpeckers. As the journey progresses eastward, follow footpaths towards Mickleham Downs, where a gentle ascent awaits, unveiling further woodland trails to explore.

Distance: 13KM circular route
Ascent: c.34 metres
Estimated Duration (approx): 3.5 hours walking depending upon the speed of the group and excluding any breaks.
Difficulty: Moderate

Assembly Time: 9:45
Move to the departure platform at 09:55
The train departs at 10:00
The train arrives at 11:15
Meeting Point: Victoria Station. We will assemble close to the Ticket Machines and the main ticket office.
It is impossible to promise a specified finish train and time, but we aim to be back in London by 17:00-18:00

Your Hike leader will meet you at the start point below. The train times shown are recommended.

The cost for the hike and train travel is £26 per person.
The PayPal payment option is automatically set to the Hike & Train option. Please amend the payment to the applicable amount if you require Hike Only (£10).


  • Guided Hike planned and led by experienced AAA leaders, trained Summer Mountain Leader with Wilderness First Aid Training.
  • PayPal fees


  • Travel costs
  • Lunch, drinks or any refreshments
  • Souvenirs
  • Meetup Fee levied on all purchases via meetup
  • Entrance fees to any attractions you wish to visit


  • Suitable hiking shoes or boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (Please no jeans!)
  • Water [2L recommended]
  • Warm/Windproof layer, e.g. Down/Primaloft/Fleece
  • Wicking base layer, e.g. Polyester/Tencil/Merino
  • Camera & Phone
  • Picnic lunch and snacks

Please update your RSVP to say ‘No’ if your plans change. Others can then take advantage of the newly available place.
If the hike is full, please email after the event and request a refund, less the PayPal/Meetup fees. You must provide your email for the PayPal account and transaction reference.

If you have any other questions, please check out our FAQ page; if you are still unsure, contact the event organiser as shown on this event page
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