Box Hill - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Hand held panorama taken from the top of Box Hill in Surrey. This image was taken in January 2009.
Box Hill - FURTHER INFORMATION
Box Hill - Mickleham visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Box Hill' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Surrey.
Box Hill is a well known hill on the North Downs in Surrey, next to the village of Mickleham. The area has a viewpoint at the top with dramatic views over the Surrey countryside. The area is also very popular with walkers and cyclists, one of these being the Long Walk down the north side. Other nearby towns include Leatherhead and Dorking.
Box Hill is named after the box trees growing on on the steep southern and western flanks, and around chalk cliffs cut by the River Mole known as the 'Whites'. Box Hill and some of the surrounding area has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. It was given to the nation by Leopold Salomons in 1914 and is now under the management of the National Trust, who run a shop and refreshment centre at the top.
Box Hill is lined with numerous walking and cycling path and is very popular as a day trip walking destination from London.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Railway: Westhumble, Broome Park stations.
Road: The nearest main roads are the A24 and A25.