Hike to Leith Hill Tower, the highest point in southern England and the North Downs. This beautiful hike in the Surrey Hills, takes us by train from London to the rural quintessential market town of Dorking. We gradually ascending through woodland and heathland to join the Greensand Way, an ancient trackway which runs the length of the Green Sands Ridge. The trail leads us to the beautiful village Friday Street dotted with Medieval cottages, then onto the highlight of the walk Leith Hill 294m the highest hill in the southeast of England topped by a majestic Gothic tower. From the top, there are sweeping views towards London and the English Channel From the tower, a gradual descent takes us past the Dukes Warren and past Tillings springs which forms a small tributary of the River Mole. We continue past the pretty ponds at Westcott to the Mole Valley before picking up a trail to Dorking where we will have the option go to a traditional country pub to sample some ale and eat before returning back to London.
A qualified Mountain Leader and tour guide. I fell in love with the Southeast of England the quaint medieval villages and stunning countryside and have a passion for introducing people to these areas and teaching them about local history, so come and join us in one of the prettiest corners of the country.
Train ticket London to Dorking/ Dorking to London
The Iconic gothic tower on Leith Hill was built in 1765 by Richard Hull, who called it Prospect House. The top of the tower is the highest point in southern England at 1029 feet and offers a spectacular 'prospect' or views over 14 counties and the surrounding countryside. and on a clear day, you can see the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London. The North Downs is a chalk ridge of beautiful landscapes and rich heritage.
最多可有10位年满15周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be reasonably fit and healthy, we will be hiking for approximately 6 hours on woodland tracks and paths which may be muddy and rough in places.
Training shoes or walking shoes
What to bring:- pack lunch, water, suitable hiking footwear, warm layer, waterproof jacket.
Hike to Leith Hill Tower