The Surrey Hills

  • Published: March 2008
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 132
  • Size: 5.75x9
  • ISBN: 9781425117740
  • Overview
  • Free Preview
  • About The Author
  • Customer Review
  • Editorial Review

This walking guidebook contains 19 circular and 1 linear walk in the Surrey hills in and around the Tillingbourne valley between Dorking and Guildford. The walks are described in detail and are accompanied by much local history to enliven those moments of rest. The walks pass through sleepy villages, go over hills with stunning views, cross heaths and parkland, go through woods and across valleys. All the walks are in a compact area and can be reached at some point by public transport. It is possible to link walks together for the more serious distance walker. From the chalk of the North Downs to the Greensand of the hills the walks encompass the delights of the picturesque Tillingbourne valley. The Downs offer glorious open views across the valley to the Greensand hills. Leith Hill, Somerset Hill, Holmbury Hill, Raynards Hill, Pitch Hill, Winterfold Hill, Barnett Hill and Chinthurst Hill all offer stunning views over the weald. Tracing the Tillingbourne offers an insight into the varied milling history along its route through many villages. Tucked away the villages of the Surrey hills are a delight to descend upon from the surrounding wood and hills. The local history notes cover much that will be of interest to the inquisitive walker from ancient history to the intrigue of activity before and during WWII. Locations of renowned authors who lived and worked in the Surrey hills are listed. From Box Hill in the east to Pewley Downs in the west the area offers year round walking in ever changing seasons. From snowdrops to bluebells and lavender to rhododendrons the Surrey hills have everything to offer the walker. Most walks are between 7½ and 10 miles but the Roof of Surrey walk encompassing all the major hill tops is 44 miles long but can be walked in eight sections.

Buy This Book

Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
Price: $14.47

Other Books By This Author