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Leith Hill Place and Tower

MODERATE 3 reviews

Leith Hill Place and Tower is a 3.9 kilometer loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
170 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

historic site

A circular woodland walk through the Surrey Hills that takes you to the highest point in south east England, Leith Hill. The walk also passes through the former grounds of Leith Hill Place, a country house dating back to 1600 with its Rhododendron Woods, planted woodland and walled ruins. Note: If you wish to climb the tower to make the most of the views, entrance fees and restricted opening times apply so check the National Trust website in advance. The walk has a number of climbs and descents throughout, some of which are long and fairly steep. There are no stiles and just a few kissing gates but the final section of the walk follows a long flight of uneven steps cut into the woodland as you descend back to the car park. The paths are all unmade and whilst firm for most of the year, they can be quite muddy in winter and after long periods of rain. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Excellent views and if you happen to have a good set of binoculars then I highly recommend bringing them as the telescopes at the top aren't the best. The walk gives you a bit of everything and Rhododendrons were beautiful. Not as strenuous as you would think.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lovely walk completed in April so the woods were awash with bluebells and the rhododendrons were in full bloom. We were lucky to have a clear sunny day, so enjoyed the fabulous views too ......highly recommended short walk.

hiking
2 days ago

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