On Easter Sunday, I spent some quality time enjoying a bit challenging yet very rewarding hike in the area of Leith Hill in Surrey. The weather was fantastic, and I had some opportunities to take some photos along the way.
After taking a train from London Bridge, we arrived in Dorking and started walking through the town towards the hills on the southern side.
It would’ve been a bit boring if it weren’t for a couple of young sheep enjoying sunny weather and offering the opportunity for some interesting shots.
After around 40 minutes, we finally left the last town building behind us and entered the woods. But one last quick turnaround revealed some lovely views:
Hiking towards Leith Hill
Up until noon, we hiked through gentle meadows, woods and occasionally short but steep hills towards the Leith Hill - the highest hill in the area.
If you look closely and carefully, there is beauty to be found in many details of the surroundings.
But it can also be sometimes odd or scary:
But also very beautiful, with rural, pretty views like this:
Back from Leith Hill
After a stop for a lunch break at Leith Hill (from which, sadly, I don’t have any good photos we left for 2nd part of the hike. We’ve been marching north across Whiteberry Road through the woods of Wotton Common.
The trail (and Fate, our excellent trail leader) leads through some farming fields. We diagonally cut through the area. I can only dream of what this could look like in the summer.
After some time, we reach Tilling Springs - a gentle but surprisingly tall waterfall sourcing Tillingbourne River.
Denbies Wine Estate
Finally, after a strenuous climb, crossing the rail line connecting Guildford & Dorking, we reach higher ground. We admire stunning views over fields surrounding Dorking and the vineyard: Denbies Wine Estate, the largest vineyard in England.
It was a lovely walk. My feet are sore today, but that’s a good feeling!
Until next time!