Dorking Townscape

Along the Mole Gap Trail…

Dorking town setting and landmark of St Martin’s spire

Before finally leaving the vineyard glance to the left towards the summit of Box Hill standing like a sentinel 193 metres above the Mole Gap. The Gap has been important for communications, probably since prehistoric times. The rounded summit is characteristic of chalk hills and the supports a community of plants that is of international importance. The cliffs below Box Hill are clothed with native box trees that can survive the harshest of conditions: thin soils, high summer heat and little moisture.