TQ1850 : Grazing land, Lower Box Hill Farm

taken 7 years ago, near to Dorking, Surrey, Great Britain

Grazing land, Lower Box Hill Farm
Grazing land, Lower Box Hill Farm
Grazing land in Lower Box Hill Farm on the slope below Box Hill. Lower Box Hill Farm was acquired by the National Trust in 1999, and the Trust has an agreement with the Surrey Wildlife Trust to overwinter much of the SWT's stock of Belted Galloway cattle, used in the summer for grazing the downland in its care. Some of the cattle are seen here.

The isolated stile marks the start of a footpath across the field. Although not marked on maps as a footpath, it is the "missing link" in a series of paths which follow the base of the North Downs between Dorking and Reigate, much of it along the supposed route of the "Pilgrim's Way".

The history of the small patch of woodland in the middle distance is unclear: it looks like a former chalkpit, but the 1873 6 inch map (surveyed in 1869) already shows it as woodland, suggesting that any previous use was before that date.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Place (from Tags)
Box Hill  Lower Box Hill Farm 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 182 508 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.6903N 0:18.4338W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 182 508
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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