Box Hill is in the beautiful town of Dorking. It is one of the most favoured and popular outdoor attractions in Surrey. The name Box Hill conveniently comes from the extensive amount of box trees which grow and can be found on the western face of the hill.
The West side of the hill is owned by the National Trust which works are to preserve all of its natural beauty. They have set up several fascinating trails and walks to help people explore the entirety of Box Hill.
Box Hill Village is on the East of the Hill. It is only a very small village and access by car is the best option as there are very few amenities close by.
The Hill is popular with visitors of all ages. It has become increasingly popular after it featured heavily in the 2012 London Olympics, where it played host to a number of the cycling races. Ever since people have travelled from all over the world to cycle the famous Olympic route. On regular occasions the number of bicycles will outnumber the amount of cars travelling over the downs.
Of course if cycling is not your thing but would still like to reach the summit to witness the astonishing views the there are plenty of roads which cross the Box Hill. The best road to drive along, with the most fun, is the Zig Zag road. Aptly named for the way it winds its way up the hill.