This circular walk explores the area around Botley Hill, the highest point in the North Downs. It's an interesting area with fine views, woodland areas and a historic farmhouse pub for post walk refreshment.
The walk starts from the public car park on the hill though you could also start from the Botley Hill Farmhouse just around the corner. From near here you can pick up the North Downs Way and follow it south west through the woodland of the Titsey Plantation. At the Beech Plantation on Oxted Downs you can pick up the Vanguard Way and follow it north up to Botley Hill and the Woldingham Water Tower. The route then follows the Woldingham Road (The Ridge) north east back to the car park.
PostcodeCR6 9QH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Botley Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Botley Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Botley Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Botley Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Botley Hill Farmhouse is located near the start of the walk. The 16th century farmhouse serves excellent, locally sourced food with some ingredients coming from their own garden. You can sit outside here and enjoy splendid views over the surrounding countryside with your meal. The site also includes the Sheep Shed tea room and a nice little gift shop.
The woodland and hill climbs on the route are ideal for fit dogs. The Botley Hill Farmhouse mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the hill you can pick up the circular Woldingham Walk which explores the attractive Marden Park estate.
Just to the south you can pick up the Oxted Circular Walk which uses the Greensand Way to visit Limpsfield Common. There's also a train station which provides an alternative start point to the Botley Hill walk. You could follow the Greensand Way north from the station to the site.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Downs Walks page.