The most outstandingly beautiful places to walk near London #1
When you need to escape the city, where do you head to?
You want to walk somewhere REALLY beautiful.
Somewhere that really makes you feel like you’re in the heart of a unique landscape.
Try an official ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
There are eight close to London, possible to visit within a day. Wouldn’t it make a great challenge to visit each of them?
Over an occasional series of blog posts, I’ll be showcasing each one!
Starting today with…
No. 1: The Surrey Hills AONB
Here’s a taster of what to expect from this Area, and four ‘must do’ walks.
1. Here you can climb to the highest point in south-east England, on Leith Hill:
Leith Hill: Time Out Book of Country Walks Vol 1 Walk 42: Holmwood to Gomshall
2. Or, climb to one of the most famous viewpoints south of London: Box Hill
Box Hill: North Downs Way: Westhumble to Merstham (10 miles)
Focus on Box Hill
3. Another ‘must see’ is the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a spectacular beauty spot:
The Devil’s Punch Bowl’s sandy meandering paths are a delight to wander:
Devil’s Punch Bowl: Time Out Book of Country Walks Vol 1 Walk 27: Milford to Haslemere
4. Yet another lovely spot to visit is St Martha’s Hill, outside Guildford.
Box Hill: North Downs Way: Guildford to Westhumble (10 miles)
Surrey Hills Adventure Atlas (A-Z Adventure Atlas)
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