On the Bank Holiday weekend (or Labour Day weekend), we went out for a walk to Box Hill to look at the “best views in all of Surrey”.  And by golly, it is a pretty nice view – typically English.  So yes, I can see why it made it into Jane Austen’s Emma.

After enjoying the vista, we went looking for the Stepping Stones by the river, before making our way back up Box Hill again. A word of warning to the couch potato of average fitness: Box Hill may not be the best choice if this is your first big walk after winter. The incline can be a bit intense.