This National Trust site, named for the box trees on its flanks, has long been popular as a fresh-air escape for centuries. Even Jane Austen’s Emma day-tripped here. And you can see why – the views of the undulating downs are worth the steep climb, while the nearby countryside, dotted with grand estates and verdant vines, is a joy to explore.
Box Hill is perfect for a good old family walk. Although this is a relatively gentle 4-mile circular trail, there are plenty of opportunities to head off on a different path to explore, discover and have a little fun.