Box Hill Stepping Stones Walk is a 2 mile loop trail located near Mole Valley, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round.

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Box Hill is a summit of the North Downs, within the Surrey Hills AONB. The hill is named for the ancient box woodland found on the west-facing chalk slopes overlooking the River Mole. This is an outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland managed by The National Trust. On the summit there is a café, gift shop, ample car parking and a magnificent view. This circular walk starts at the visitor centre on Zig Zag Road at the top of the hill. Follow the surfaced path away from the visitor centre. Continue along the path running parallel to the road. From Salomon's Memorial, walk down the path which runs below this viewpoint. Take a right and continue along this path. Follow the steps cut into the ground on your left downhill through the Yew woods. On your left is the river Mole. As the ground levels out you'll reach a fork in the path. Take the left fork to the Stepping Stones. The River Mole and Stepping Stones are in front of you. You can either take a right at the rivers' edge and follow the riverside path, or cross the Stepping Stones and follow the path running parallel to the river on the other side. At the footbridge, go through the gate into Burford Meadow. Continue through the meadow. On the opposite bank of the river there are wooded chalk cliffs known as the Whites. At the far end of Burford Meadow there is a road bridge. Follow the path to the left of the bridge upwards to the A24. Take a right and cross the river and walk past Burford Bridge Hotel on your right. Take the right hand path immediately after the hotel, and at the fork, take the left hand track and continue uphill. The grassy slope becomes a white chalk path, follow it uphill. Take the pathway on your left. Take a right at the stony path and continue uphill. The old building on your right is Box Hill Fort (currently inhabited by bats!). Continue up the stony track and turn right at the road to return to the visitor centre. The climb is steep up to the top of Box Hill but the view from the top is worth the effort.

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Kerry Duffield
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Clair Cobbold
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Muddy but amazing!!!!!!!!!! It is a great and fun walk.

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Harriet Reynolds
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Beautiful walk but I did it with a four and five year old and it was tough!!!

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Ana Docolin
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Roxanne Emery
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HikingMuddy

Amazing walk - BUT definitely not easy :D The steps at the start are very steep and a steep climb at the end. Wear a good pair of boots

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- 2 months ago

Good heavens. Whoever set this as an easy trail obviously never climbed Box Hill! Thank you for catching this one Roxanne.

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Natashia Tully
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Lovely frosty morning, nice little walk

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David Tremayne
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Grzegorz Palczynski
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Harri Ford
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very very wet and slippery this time of year. Enjoyable but have a good pair of boots

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Jo Hinton
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Lovely walk. Steps can be a little slippery if it’s wet. I don’t think I’d class this as an easy walk though.

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Tom Cole
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A bit busy

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Sy W
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Martin Moss
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Barry Worth
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Very muddy very slippery, very busy!

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Max Sanna
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Very good views over Surrey, lots of steep steps to go up the hill, but worth it.

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Ceri Haynes
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Really nice views, a mixture of hills, steps and a river walk. Lots of nice picnic spots.

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Gabe Catania
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Jon Arthur
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Great walk with lovely weather. Even better when my girlfriend fell into the river off the stepping stones!

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Caroline Howkins
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Shagira Sch
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Beautiful lil hike. Worth doing

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Martina Lopez
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This was great, but there's a big hill so I wouldn't rate this as easy. I went on a Sunday and it was very busy, best to go on a week day if you can.

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fei wang
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Kim Åge Ditlefsen
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Quite steep, would rate us at moderate at least.

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Anj B
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This route has beautiful views provided you're willing to handle the incline! It was our first hike of the week in that area and we selected the route because it was easy (we're both quite fit and very active) but this was suprisingly challenging. I'd mark it more as a moderate than an easy. If its rainy there are some slippery areas so shoes with a grip are reccomended! The stepping stones is a lovely sight to see and overall it was a relatively quiet route. We saw about 6-8 people in total on a Saturday evening doing the route.

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Angela Uwins
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This is a very steep climb, down via steps and the up the hillside. Stepping stones or footbridge in the middle

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Kiran Kullar
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A nice short quick trail that leads down to the stepping stones (or the alternative of the footbridge)

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Tracy Clarke
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Enjoyed this trail but I would definitely mark moderate. I had my 83 year old mother with me.

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Bethany Boyd
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Cristina Jagger
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This path is currently flooded in the stepping stones area, however one can use the footbridge to cross the river. Very muddy, bring wellies :)

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