Enjoy this Surrey walk around Reigate Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:55 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 31 July 2018

Inglis Memorial, Reigate (Photo by Chris Howard)

Inglis Memorial, Reigate (Photo by Chris Howard)


Enjoy this two hour, 3.3 mile (5.3 km) walk around Reigate’s historic hills


• Start: Wray Hill car park, Reigate Hill

• Nearest railway stations: Reigate

• Grid ref: TQ262523

• Length of walk: 3.3 miles (5.3km) / 2 hours

• Food and drink: Reigate Hill Café at Wray lane Car Park, has excellent views over Reigate to enjoy. The Yew Tree Inn is nearby.

• While you are there: Visit Reigate caves, open every Saturday during the summer months. See reigatecaves.com.

The walk

1 From Wray Lane car park, walk west along the North Downs Way, crossing over the Edwardian reinforced concrete footbridge.

2 Continue to follow the North Downs Way. On your left, you’ll pass the entrance to Reigate Fort, which is well worth exploring.

3 The open area of mowed grass to your left is where a US Flying Fortress crashed into Reigate Hill on March 19 1945. Explore the memorial commissioned in 2015 that commemorates the Second World War US Bomber that crashed.

4 Pass through a wooden gate, and see the Inglis Memorial to your left. Enjoy the wonderful views towards Box Hill and Leith Hill in the West, and the South Downs in the South. Keep following the North Downs Way.

5 Pass through a wooden gate and keep following the North Downs Way until you come to a T-junction with three metal posts. Turn left onto the tarmac track and continue on the North Downs Way.

6 On this track you will see a large white cast-iron post to your left, this is a Coal Tax post. Pass through the metal posts and follow the path down the hill, still on the North Downs Way.

7 Turn left at the fingerpost at the cross roads at the bottom of the hill. Go through the wooden barrier and follow the footpath through the woods and on to open chalk downland. Eventually you will come to way marker post with a North Downs Ridge marker on it. Follow the arrow and go down the wooden steps.

8 Continue to follow the path. At the way marker post, turn right. Here you will see a deep depression. This used to be the entrance to one of the many mines in Reigate Hill area.

9 At the T-junction, take the left fork and continue to follow the yellow arrow. Cross under Park Road.

10 As the road bends to the right, turn left onto the track. Then, almost immediately, turn sharp left and follow the blue arrow for the Millennium trail, leading up the hill.

11 Halfway up the hill you will see the Simpson Memorial. On a clear day, you have good views to views to Box Hill and Leith Hill from here.

12 Pass through the wooden gate and turn right up the steps, back to the Inglis Memorial. Turn right through the wooden gate and follow the North Downs Way back to Wray Lane car park. 


The best Surrey walks - With beautiful countryside, stunning villages and plenty of bluebells during spring, Surrey is an amazing place for a stroll

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