FORTS CAVES FORESTS AND LAKES: REIGATE HIKE
Join us for this picturesque hike taking in a Hill, a Park, a Fort, the Millennium stones, the Burpit and the Bundle planted Oak. We walk along the North Downs Way and also part of the Pilgrims way through meadows and woodland, and up a hill.
SIGHTS ALONG THE WAY
Forests & Lakes
A Fort Millennium Stones & The Burpit Protected content old tree)
CAVE (£3 entry Protected content
There are only 4 times during the year the caves in Reigate are open Protected content hence the idea for the walk. These will get very busy and there is no pre-booking so we will take a chance and go there. If it's too crowded we will simply go for the main hike and miss the caves.
Reigate Fort was one of thirteen ‘mobilisation centres’ built as recently as the Protected content to protect London from invasion. The ‘entente cordiale’ was not yet in effect and the French had been building up their navy, so they were perceived as the major threat.
In Protected content US Flying Fortress plane crashed just near here. The seat and the Winged monument in memory of the nine airmen is nearby.
Walking pace: Brisk
Distance: About Protected content
You will be walking for approx Protected content so bring appropriate hiking boots / hiking shoes.
This is a Circular walk
Trains from London Victoria and London Bridge:Protected content
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