Leith Hill Place and Tower is a 2.4 mile 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.

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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.

Leith Hill is near Coldharbour village in Surrey. The walk starts from the free Windy Gap car parks at Leith Hill on Abinger Road. You can park in either car park '€“ north or south of the road.

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Ste B
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Lovely walk through English countryside and farmland

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Stephen Facey
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Great views but muddy

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Charlie Baylis
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Quite a lot of uphill. Muddy!! Watch out for the cows

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Steve Lee
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Cristina Jagger
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It was snowing near the tower. Definitely wellies territory. Lovely walk

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Juliana Nayee
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Amilia Bishop
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Kameron Emmings
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Jess User
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Ken Y
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John Crisp
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Nila Shah
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Lauren Tait
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Amazing view from the top on a clear day. Some steep parts but nothing too strenuous

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David Justesen
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Completed the orange and purple trails on the warmest day of the year. Views from the Tower are amazing and the paths are really well sign-posted. Lots of nature to spot ranging - highlight was a guard llama. Will return to complete more of the trails.

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Aaran Lawley
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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.

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Stuart Dunne
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Clair P
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Steve Rose
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Troy Scott
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Katherine Doha
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Peter Marshall
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Ryan Henbrey
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Robbie Bourke
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David Toplas
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Thomas Sheedy
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