Time & Location
29 Apr 2023, 09:00 – 19:00
Dorking, Leith Hill, Dorking RH5 6LX, UK
About the Event
Distance: 18 kilometres
Ascent: 500 metres
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
A challengingly long hike that rewards you with a small waterfall and seas of bluebells.
Breathtaking views = Weezing and panting as you ascend the highest point in South West England, below London.
Waterfall = Cascade that looks like a rain drizzle on your iPhone.
ITINERARY (subject to changes)
We will start at Holmwood Station and walk towards Leith Hill Tower, the highest point below London. From here, on a good day, you can see London and beyond.
We climb Leith Hill by the steepest trail, cuz I wanna see your ass burn.
After a lunch break and taking in the views at Leith Hill, we take the Greensand towards Dorking. On this path, we will pass through some pretty water features (if you like that sort of thing). We end at the idyllic village of Dorking where we will follow a little canal to the station where we catch the train back to London.
TRANSPORT AND MEETING POINT
We'll meet at Victoria Station at 9:15 am in front of platform 11, and leave the meeting point at 9:30 am for the 9:45 am train.
Planned return time to London of 6:45 pm.
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We'll stop during the hike for snacks and lunch so please bring food and drink. At the top of Leith Hill, there is a café serving decent sandwiches and lovely soup if preferred.
It does not include train tickets. You can add one or more at checkout or you can buy them alone or meet us at Holmwood station.
WHAT TO BRING
- £2 to climb the Tower (not necessary as you still have fantastic views from the hill).
- Suitable outdoor clothes & walking footwear that you don't mind getting super muddy (ideally hiking shoes).
- Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are strongly recommended in case of rain or mud.
- Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
- Packed lunch/picnic - there is a cafe at the top of the hill, but it is not guaranteed to be open.
- Ticket type
Leith Hill guided walk
Transportation not inlcudedPrice£11.00
+£0.28 service fee+£0.28 service fee
- Ticket type
Leith Hill Train Ticket
Return train ticket from Victoria Station - save 1/3 of the pricePrice£7.30
+£0.18 service fee+£0.18 service fee