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This website is designed for all residents of Box Hill as a source of information about life in this area of outstanding natural beauty. It will also be useful to anyone who would like to visit this part of Surrey or is thinking of moving to the area.
 
 
 
 
COME AND CELEBRATE OUR QUEENS 90TH BIRTHDAY 

A SPECIAL AFTERNOON TEA 
WITH THE MOLE VALLEY SILVER BAND 
SUNDAY 12 JUNE VILLAGE HALL 
COMMENCING AT 2.30pm 
ENTRY ONLY BY TICKET £5.00 
The event is being organised by Fred and Glenys Williams.  
TO RESERVE A TICKET CALL FRED OR GLENYS WILLIAMS 844747 
Money raised from the event will be donated to  Eden Farm children’s village, Zambia. 

EVENTS/MEETINGS FOR 2016 
 
14th May - Plant Fair, car park by shops
6th June – BHNC AGM, 8.00pm Village Hall
10th June – Friday. Auction – registering items in Village Hall
11th June – Saturday – Auction, Village Hall
3rd September – Barn Dance
3rd October – Public Meeting, 8.00 pm Village Hall
18th December – Carol Concert
 
 CYCLING EVENTS 
 
Date Organiser/LicenseeEvent nameRider No.s
15/05/16Dorking Cycle ClubCycle event40
12/06/16Evans CyclesCycle event1,600
22/06/16UK Cycling EventsWork from Home200
23/06/16DittoCBRE250
26/06/16Human RaceLondon Cycling Sportif2000
03/07/16Help for HeroesCharity event500
31/7/16Ride LondonRide London25,000
09/10/16UK Cycle EventsBXH Sportif1,300
12/11/16Human RaceBallbuster500
 
 
  
  
 
Keeping You Informed
 
Please REGISTER on this site to take advantage of all our system offers including free advertising, member discussion forums and latest news updates. All information is strictly confidential and will never be passed on to a third party. Please read our privacy policy. Box Hill This area of Surrey has many things to offer apart from living near to nature. There is a strong sense of village community life which sadly these days is forgotten. At the same time it is a haven for those who wish to lead a peaceful life. Box Hill overlooks the Mole Gap where the River Mole breaks through the line of the North Downs, and gives its name to a scattered village high on the Downs. It is the scene of the famous picnic in Jane Austen's "Emma".
 
 
Box Hill has long been a popular picnic spot as one of the finest areas of woodland and chalk downland so close to London. The top is accessible by road, and has a National Trust car park, information centre and refreshment kiosk.

Walkers prefer to reach the summit under their own power, starting from Burford Bridge or Westhumble. There is a viewpoint at the top with excellent views towards the South Downs, and behind it an open area called Donkey Green that is popular with families.The hill has three major ridges running North-West with deep valleys between them: Juniper Top, Lodge Hill and The Whites. These all have fine views over the Mickleham Downs and Denbies Vineyard. Long and short walks are described in leaflets available from the NT shop, and are well waymarked, which is helpful as the many ways through the woods can be quite confusing without a map. Keen ramblers can take longer walks via the ridges to Mickleham or Headley, where there are pubs for lunch.


Box Hill is used by countless cyclists every weekend as a training ground and while there is nothing too taxing about a circuit, it’s actually much harder to ride clockwise than in the anti-clockwise direction, it does provide for all the basic skills in using your gears, developing good bike control in a fast descent and learning to 'read the road' to prepare yourself for some of the sudden turns. As an added bonus, there’s a superb National Trust tea shop at the top of the Zig Zag section!

There's plenty of parking at the top opposite the tea shop, £3 buys you a whole day, and once you've done the loop there's a whole world of climbing in the Surrey Hills right on your doorstep with White Down, Ranmoor and Leith Hill all within just a few minutes ride.

Box Hill is one of the safest places to live in Surrey. We hope you will find it useful, but we welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can improve the site. Just email us via the Contact us tab.

This website is designed and maintained entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the Box Hill Community.
 

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