Leith Hill Greenway

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Leith Hill Greenway


Posted on October 12 in Routes

This is the first Greenway in the Surrey Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and was officially launched on the 23rd September.

The new route provides greater access for people of all abilities to enjoy beautiful countryside in a sustainable way for their health and well-being whilst reducing conflict. It is hoped this new route will be the first of many Greenways across Surrey linking the countryside with towns and cities.

The brainchild of Cycling UK, Greenways are a network of mostly off-road routes that connect people to facilities, rural businesses and open spaces in and around towns, cities and the countryside. This new 15 km route provides an opportunity for Surrey residents and visitors to enjoy the famous views of Box Hill, one of the UK’s most spectacular vineyards at Denbies and the National Trust’s majestic Leith Hill tower, with its sweeping panoramic views of London and the English Channel. Along the Greenway, the countryside is blessed with rich wildlife, ancient woodland, historic sites and rolling fields. Please be aware that there are some steep hills and road sections/crossings along the way!  

The new route is well signposted, easily accessible and safely off-road, and encourages people to leave their vehicles at home and explore the area in a more sustainable way. The route can be started and finished at any point where there is a directional sign, meaning visitors can take on the challenge of the full 15 km or just a section of the route.

Note: There is an off-road (bridleway) track up the (steep) hill to the top of Box Hill which you can use too if you prefer.  

See our Routes page to get the GPX file for this route

 

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