GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Leith Hill

4 miles (6 km)

Climb to the highest point in the South East on this challenging circular walk in the Surrey Hills AONB. The route runs for a distance of about 3.5 miles with some moderate climbs on the way.
Leith Hill is located near Dorking and is also the highest point on the Greensand Ridge, reaching a height of 294 metres (965ft)above sea level. On the summit of Leith Hill is an 18th century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London and south to the English Channel. The area is run by the National Trust so the tower has been restored and contains a viewing point with a telescope and refreshments at the Tower servery. There are self guided trails through woodland, farmland and parkland. Also be sure to visit the Rhododendron Wood, particularly in the spring months when the colours are simply stunning.
The walk begins at the car park on the western side of the hill and takes you to the high point on the Greensand Way long distance footpath. You then head towards Coldharbour and Whiteberry Hill, crossing Wotton Common, before returning to the car park.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby village of Holmbury St Mary and climb Holmbury Hill for great views over the Weald of Sussex.
You could also try our circular walk around Abinger Common and Wotton Common. There's miles of good woodland trails, ponds and streams to enjoy here.

Leith Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leith Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

View from Leith Hill Tower - geograph.org.uk - 658341

View from Leith Hill Tower

Leith Hill Tower - geograph.org.uk - 842097

Leith Hill Tower

Surrey south downs

View from Leith Hill Tower, looking SE across the Weald of Sussex towards the South Downs

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Direction indicator tablets at the top of Leith hill tower. Placed in commemoration of 'Walker Miles'.

Surrey north downs

View from Leith Hill Tower looking north across the North Downs towards SW London.

Azeleas Leith Hill

Mixed Azaleas on Leith Hill in May 2010

Bench View, Leith Hill, Surrey - geograph.org.uk - 1403821

Bench View, Leith Hill, Surrey

Greensand Way at Leith Hill - geograph.org.uk - 979285

Greensand Way at Leith Hill

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Leith Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)