Celebrate Surrey Day with a Hike around Dorking

Join North Downs Way Ambassador Michael Vergien on a free 5-6 hour walk that will take us up to some of the best views that the North Downs Way has to offer. On May the 4th, Michael will lead a circular walk from Dorking, up Box Hill, through Denbies to Ranmore common.
We will learn about the natural and human history of the area including: the geology of the area, pagans, Romans, military, and literary history. As this is a circular walk, we will arrive back in Dorking in time for a late lunch at Dorking’s fantastic The Kings Arms. An email will be sent out at a later date to determine numbers for a reservation. Register for this walk on Eventbrite.



Meet us on the South side of St Martins Church (RH4 1DW) in Dorking at 9:00.


We will be back in Dorking between 2:00-3:00.

Walk Level:

This is a moderate to difficult 9-10 mile walk as there will be some steep climbs and descents on our walk; including: Box Hill and Denbies Wine Estate.


You will need sturdy footwear and a water bottle. Some parts of the walk can get muddy and slick. It is suggested that you bring a snack along to tide you over until we get back to Dorking where we can have a late lunch.


Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.


9-10 miles makes this walk unsuitable for young children. Participants must be 14 and older. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


It is a 15 minute walk from Dorking Main Station and there is a car park just North of St Martins at the end of Mill Ln.

All photos below courtesy of Michael Vergien.

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