STAGE 1 Carshalton Beeches to Kingswood  7.5 miles
STAGE 2 Kingswood to Box Hill 8.7 miles
STAGE 3 Box Hill to Ockley 11.7 miles
STAGE 4 Ockley to Horsham 9.1 miles
STAGE 5  Horsham to Haywards Heath  13 miles
STAGE 6 Haywards Heath to Hassocks  10.5 miles
STAGE 7 Hassocks to Brighton  10.1 miles

STAGE 1 
Carshalton Beeches to Kingswood  7.5 miles
STAGE 2
Kingswood to Box Hill 8.7 miles
STAGE 3
Box Hill to Ockley 11.7 miles
STAGE 4
Ockley to Horsham 9.1 miles
STAGE 5
Horsham to Haywards Heath  13 miles
STAGE 6
Haywards Heath to Hassocks  10.5 miles
STAGE 7
Hassocks to Brighton  10.1 miles

This walk is a continuation of our North to South London Trail

Kingswood to Box Hill

Stage Two – 8.7 miles / 14 km

National Trust heathland, a famous view and stepping stones

 

Headley Heath

STAGE TWO Overview

In this section, you leave any signs of London’s urban sprawl behind, crossing the M25 and continuing through rolling hills to the lovely Headley Heath and up to the top of Box Hill, with commanding views over Surrey and Sussex to the South Downs.

Route details

Initally the route passes through the private Kingswood Estate and out across the busy A217 (take care here). After Walton on the Hill, there is a pedestrian subway under the M25. Then healthland and generally good tracks to the top of Box Hill. There are 275 steps down from here so take your time. It can be muddy at the base of Box Hill and busy near the stepping stones.

Start Kingswood Station
End Box Hill & Westhumble Station
OS Route  LONDON TO BRIGHTON Kingwood to Box Hill
Difficulty Hilly!
Length 8.7 miles
Average time 4-5 hours
Total ascent 1003 ft

Under the M25, Headley

Costal Wood

St Peter's Church, Walton on the Hill

Headley Heath

Box Hill

Stepping Stones, Box Hill