Mole Gap Trail
The River Mole has slowly but surely eroded away at the chalk hills to the north of Dorking to provide one of the most attractive walking opportunities in the area – and for this one you do not even need the car to get to the start.
Catch the train to Leatherhead Station, where the Mole Gap begins and follow the silver arrows. You will soon be out of the town and following the river Mole winding its lazy way through meadows and woodland.
Passing between the high outlooks of Ranmore Common and Box Hill the trail remains level for its six miles and takes you through the tranquillity of Norbury Park to Denbies, the largest vineyard in the United Kingdom and then on to Dorking Town Centre or station.
Throughout the trail you will find an abundance of wildlife from dragonflies to kingfishers and water meadows to woodland. In Norbury Park the dairy herd provides milk for the celebrated Norbury Blue Cheese. The trail also provides distant views of the Beaverbrook Estate, former house of newspaper magnet and politician Lord Beaverbrook.
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