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Mole Valley

Mole Valley

Type:Towns & Villages

Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ
View from Box Hill


Dorking and Leatherhead are the main towns in the Mole Valley and are the twin towns of the Surrey Hills!

Dorking is a thriving English market town with a vibrant community and strong sense of history and tradition. Visitors to Dorking will find a town that offers much to be enjoyed with traditions for good food and drink, architecture and heritage, antiques and shopping. A visit to West Street, famous for its collection of antique shops, must not be missed.

Dorking is rich in artistic traditions and has a reputation for festivals of the visual arts, music and literature, offering something for all tastes. By day, Dorking Halls offers a range of rooms for meetings and conferences and by night, is a popular entertainment centre showing films and live performances.

Leatherhead, centrally placed within Surrey, is a successful business centre, historic market town and gateway to the beautiful Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This outstanding landscape boasts picturesque villages, guided walks and historic houses such as Polesden Lacey, one of National Trust’s impressive properties and Cherkley Court & Gardens, the former home of Lord Beaverbrook.

Linking both towns is the Mole Gap Trail, a scenic six-mile walk along the banks of the River Mole past the great estates of Norbury and Cherkley and through England’s largest vineyard, Denbie’s Wine Estate.

Mickleham, Westhumble and Headley
The Downland villages to the north of Dorking have a special appeal and dramatic landscape settings. Headley is mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book of the 11th century. It is high up on the Downs and set within rolling grass slopes, heath and woodland.

Mickleham lies below Box Hill and was the home of Victorian poet George Meredith. There are many fine houses in Mickleham, including Juniper Hall, built in 1780 and the parish church of St Michael which is the oldest building and famous as the place where novelist Fanny Burney married General d'Arblay.

Westhumble is overlooked by Norbury Park and the magnificent house built by William Lock in 1774. Another prominent house is Cleveland Lodge, former home of musician Lady Susie Jeans and her astronomer husband Sir James Jeans.


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What's Nearby

  1. Denbies Wine Estate

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    0.92 miles away
  2. Box Hill

    Box Hill - so much to explore

    Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk…

    1.06 miles away
  3. Denbies Hillside

    Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

    With amazing views towards…

    1.88 miles away
  1. Polesden Lacey

    This country retreat, with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of…

    2.66 miles away
  2. Holmwood Common

    Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

    Holmwood Common is…

    3.1 miles away
  3. Headley Heath

    A wonderful mix of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland

    Headley Heath has a…

    3.34 miles away
  4. Bocketts Farm Park

    Set in the beautiful countryside, Bocketts Farm offers a great day out whatever the…

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  5. Abinger Roughs and Netley Park

    Hidden woods with ancient trees and flower-sprinkled grasslands, just off the North Downs…

    3.57 miles away
  6. Bookham Common

    Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods…

    4.39 miles away
  7. Leith Hill & Tower

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    5.05 miles away
  8. Reigate Priory Park

    There is something for everyone at this lovely park in the heart of Reigate.

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  9. Reigate Hill and Gatton Park

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    5.98 miles away
  10. Epsom Downs Racecourse

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  11. Hatchlands Park

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  12. Church of St Peter and St Paul

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