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The Fox Revived and Norwood Hill Walk is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Loop

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Bird watching

River

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Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from The Fox Revived in Norwood Hill near Horley in Surrey. The Fox Revived is a lovely country pub where you can choose to dine in the cosy nooks and crannies or in the airy garden room. The walking route explores the surrounding tranquil countryside, a mix of small woodland copses and large open fields and pastures. Aside from the wildlife and livestock, don't be surprised if you don't meet another soul on your journey. The walk has several gentle slopes throughout. Half the route follows tarmac lanes and stone tracks, with the other half crossing pastures and fields which can get very muddy. There is a 300 metre stretch along the edge of a country lane at the start and finish of the route and also a half mile stretch along a country lane in the middle of the route. The roads do have a 40mph speed limit and narrow grass verges to walk along, but they can be quite busy. The middle road stretch can be avoided if you prefer, by re-tracing your steps from the outward leg. You will cross several pastures that may be holding cattle at times. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, footbridges and stiles, some of which are very tall with enclosed wire surrounds so dogs will need a lift over. Given the design and nature of these stiles, only small dogs that are easy to carry over stiles are recommend for the walk. Allow 2.5 hours.

Norwood Hill is a tiny hamlet located at the crossroads between Smalls Hill Road, Collendean Lane and Norwood Hill Road. The Fox Revived sits on this crossroads. The hamlet is located about 2 miles north west of Gatwick Airport and 5 miles south of Reigate. The pub has its own car park. Approximate post code RH6 0HP.

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Nicola Edmonds
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Hiking

A lot of road walking

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Veronica Hull
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HikingMuddyWashed out

walk was fairly good but included too many road sections. sign down at Spencer's Lane. (Feb 20)

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Cindy Riquier
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Hiking

the walk is nice except when you have to walk alongside the road for a 1km. if you have a dog, it's not recommended

Pamela B.
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HikingMuddy

Good trail. One problem - why are some of the top rails so high of some the stiles. Most of the party were fine but with hip problems at least 3 of the stiles caused some of us problems and detracted from the walk.. In some cases the step ups were too short, making it difficult to manoeuvre. Otherwise enjoyed.

Joe Quigley
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Hiking

I don't quite understand the elevation changes for this route as it was flat. Route was ok. Turned back at Pudding Lane Crossroad rather than go by road.

Quentin Quentin
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Pub great walk dull and a bit pointless .... stiles still knackered

Linz D
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Lovely quiet walk, a weird variety of stiles (!) and grateful for the wellies. Again didn’t particularly like the road bit but it was fine for adults. Lovely to explore this bit of countryside and of course a drink in the lovely festive pub at the end was required :)

Kevin Crawford
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Echo what has been previously stated some of the stiles are in disrepair and arguably dangerous. Drink and lunch at The Fox Revived fab as always.

Magdalena Magdalena
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Too much road... some stiles are falling apart and can be dangerous

Rod Thompson
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First to Review

Some stiles are in need of repair. Too much road if you have a dog