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Box Hill and Mickleham Circular is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Mole Valley, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 980 ft Route type Loop
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A circular and fairly strenuous walk from Box Hill in the Mole Valley district of Surrey. Box Hill is well known for its box trees, its plethora of butterflies and also as the central feature of the cycling road races for the 2012 Olympics. The route heads along a short section of the North Downs Way before turning north descending steadily through Juniper Bottom. The walk then climbs again into Juniperhill Woods, heads down into the village of Mickleham and then back up the west side of Box Hill. There are superb views throughout (so it's worth choosing a clear day) and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife. The route has several fairly steep climbs and descents, including one long climb up a flight of steps. There are also a couple of gates and one stile (but this is fairly low and has open sides for dogs to pass under). The paths can get quite muddy and slippery after wet weather. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

Box Hill can be found just north of Dorking off the A24. The walk starts from the National Trust car park at the top of Zig Zag Road on Box Hill. Parking is £3 per day per car and free to National Trust members. Approximate post code KT20 7LB.

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Helena Mulugeta
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BEN A J Jeffrey
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Steve Cooper
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Sean W49
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Challenging route, with amazing views. A couple of steep climbs and descents. Probably a moderate though. A short road section with pavement.

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Steve Rgtti
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Mr C J Martin
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A enjoyable undulating walk through some lovely woodland. The views from the top of Box hill are well worth the climb. I could imagine that the route could become challenging in wet weather.

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Pete Moores
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Beautiful views and a great workout. A bit strenuous for a 33°C day, but the cake at the end was very well-earned!

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Junaid Masood
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Great hike with the family! Took around 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours! Some steep climbs but manageable and great views

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Eleanor Hamshere
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Such a lovely hike! Easy to follow the route and a great variety of landscapes! Lots of stairs and inclined but nothing to hard!

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Rob Harris
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Moderately intense hike with great panoramic views. Not too busy on a sunny day in February. Highly recommended.

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Steve Cooke
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Pleasant walk, but the parts around Box Hill can be quite crowded in good weather. Rating as "hard" is puzzling, moderate at most.

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Aaran Lawley
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Just amazing all round, great work out, great views and just a top place! Visitor centre is very expensive so pack a lunch but cannot be given less than the 5 stars it deserves.

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Theo Theo
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Not for the faint hearted - great views - very up & down - make sure you take your water & boots - good exercise

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Danielle Wayland
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Nicholas Herridge
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Sebastian Tideman
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Edward Dijmarescu
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David D
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Konstantinos Tselios
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Zahid Khan
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Aaron Jones
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Jet Guerrero
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Damian Świstowski
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Andrius Dobrovolskis
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Maciej Jedrzejowski
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Andrzej Kurczych
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Andrew barabas
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Natasha Natasha
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Kamil salamaga
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Graham Feast
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