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Box Hill is a well known beauty spot in the North Downs of Surrey. The spot is overlooking Dorking to the south-west. The hill is named after the box trees or Buxus sempervirens which can be found on its steep southern and western flanks. It is a Special Area of Conservation . The chalk downland environment supports notable populations of bats, lepidopterans, orchids and the hill’s namesake, the box tree (buxus sempervirens).
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Did you know that John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer and the inventor of the first working television system, conducted some of his experiments on Box Hill, including his Noctovisor, an infra-red viewing device.
The last big climb of the day, Box Hill has a love hate relationship with cyclists and you’ll no doubt decide which it will be on the day after over 80 miles. Fantastic views await you as you cycle over this National Trust treasure.