We crossed the road at this point and turned left to the Stepping Stones sign and the North Downs Way below. After crossing the A24 beware cyclists on the cycle path travelling at speed in both directions.
N.b. Had we been with children we would have walked towards Burford Bridge and used the pedestrian underpass. There, beware of cyclists ignoring the signs to dismount who are arguably as dangerous as speeding cars above on the road. If you chose this option follow the river through Burford meadow after you cross the road and rejoin the North Downs Way later.
Should you find the stones underwater after heavy rain...
https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route.aspx?layer=routes,walks&placename=Box%20Hill,%20Surrey&lat=51.255210&lng=-0.308580 gives info' on lead walks and routes too in this area. Such walks are great for meeting new people and visiting new areas. I heartily recommend joining "Ramblers" https://www.ramblers.org.uk/
From the lookout point turn left along the road to the tea shop and National Trust Centre.
Click here for details and the room rates. A new hotel has been added now in 2020.
After this delightful morning walk we enjoyed a fine lunch in Denbies restaurant before another walk in the afternoon on the western side of the valley through the vineyards and woods to Ranmore and back. Click here http://sussexrambler.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/denbies-to-ranmore-three-miles-circular.html to see the afternoon walk.
For details of native orchids in bloom on Box Hill in May 2016, please see https://sussexrambler.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/three-native-orchid-species-flowering.html
And if you would like to see twenty six of our native orchids in all of their splendour in an illustrated talk, please see http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/orchids.html
To see current wildlife posts and some biology lessons for my granddaughter in the absence of school or for children of any age, please click https://sussexrambler.blogspot.com/