Start - Merstham
Finish - Box Hill
Geocaches - 2
Pubs - Stepping Stones at Box Hill
Previous Stages - Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5
Stage 6 of the London Countryway and I finally determine where the guide book's cover photo is taken from.
A gentle climb through sports fields, a golf course and across school grounds.
|First views from the golf course|
|One Half of the Monument|
|With this beauty, I unsurprisingly failed to look at the monument ceiling|
|Look up Mappiman, you goon|
|The Path Ahead|
The last photo represents what fine walking remains for the day.... dropping to the valley floor on steep paths and working my way around the quarry and lime works to Box Hill. There's only one question - where to sit for lunch? A number of benches are either occupied or out in the midday sun, but I do find shelter in the trees just off the path.
|Seat for Lunch|
Leith Hill is the last to be conquered. A picnic spot that is hard to surpass, judging by the hoardes taking advantage of the weather and the far ranging views.
|Dropping down from Leith Hill|
Westhumble and Box Hill Station, with its once hourly trains back to the smoke, awaits at the bottom of the hill but first a choice on which path to take.
|Surely no-one takes the Footbridge|
|Not me, anyway|
|Over Stepping Stones - to the Stepping Stones|
|£5.20 worth of Midlands lovliness|