• No fishing allowed!
  • Not sure what happened to this branch - shame it is broken like this
  • If you plan on going down here for a shoot, be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting for people to move away from here... they typically stand here and gaze for 20 minutes or so. This can be a tad frustrating at times =)
  • This concrete walkway isn't the most beautiful thing in the world - but the angle from here is about the nicest shot of the place

Stepping Stones over the River Mole, Box Hill, Dorking

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This is the start of the walk up Box Hill, a scenic National Trust spot in Surrey overlooking the Downs.

Box Hill is a well known beauty spot in the North Downs of Surrey, England, close to the southern outskirts of London, overlooking Dorking to the south-west. There is a small village of the same name about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) to the east. The hill is named after the box trees which can be found on its steep southern and western flanks, notably around the "Whites", chalk cliffs cut by the River Mole - which you can see in the picture.

This stepping stone is a very busy place and in summer it's almost impossible to find a quiet moment in which to take a photo! The funniest thing is when walkers with dogs cross the stones - half the dogs run up to the stones, brake suddenly and then give an incredibly quizzical 'and what am I supposed to do now' look, whilst the other half just leap in the water. Great fun =)

Update 2013: If you're out and about for a walk on box hill you might come across some insects, and want to try your hand at macro photography. Visit my new macro site at extreme-macro.co.uk to learn all about it!

**Kevin**, poulomee, Rubber Duck UK, and 136 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Anthony "Tony G" Gliozzo (Web Site is ocbirds.com) 22 months ago | reply

    Johan..excellent location and lighting is spot on! no over or under exposure..great find and work

  2. bibe86 22 months ago | reply

    amazing color!

  3. Aprehendiz-Ana Lía 22 months ago | reply

    Supeb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. nc_hiker (new photos now on SmugMug) 21 months ago | reply

    Such a beautiful, pastoral scene!! Lowers one's blood pressure just looking at it!

    I cringe to think about dozens of cyclists speeding thru this area ... seems like it would tear up the walkway and stones, not to mention the landscaping!!

  5. .Shirley 21 months ago | reply

    It's fantastic

  6. Johnragai 21 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!
    Serene scene, great place for releasing a tension mind.

  7. cordobelillo ll 21 months ago | reply

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    Hemos Leido y Admirado tu trabajo !


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    Hemos Leido y Admirado tu trabajo !


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    Your beautiful Poetry and Image is a Gift for Our Souls !
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  10. isabelitagarcia77 21 months ago | reply

    Excelente captura¡¡

    Buen MIERCOLES
    besos
    isa

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  11. Pentax_clic 19 months ago | reply

    remarquable photography!

  12. ANGEL2679 [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

    Perfección

  13. wivvy is getting there. 18 months ago | reply

    I could sit and stare at this for hours too!! It's so beautiful and tranquil, well done on your patience.

  14. j3nnif3rt 5 months ago | reply

    I would love to go walking here... so beautiful!

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