All you need to know about Dorking

Dorking is a historic market town near the North Downs, approximately 25 miles south of London.

As Dorking has evolved the city’s centre has retained a lot of its original character but accommodates businesses of the 21st century. The town has three main trading streets, High Street, West Street and South Street. Close to High Street is St Martins Walk which is an open-air shopping centre.

The River Mole is just north of the town and goes straight through a valley in the North Downs. Owned by the National Trust is Box Hill which was Britain’s first Country Park. In the summer there is a number of rare flowers that bloom on the hill, which designates it as a site of Special Scientific Interest.

Norbury Park is just north of Box Hill and has Druids Grove, which is a collection of ancient Yew trees, some of which are more than 1000 years old. Just to the south-west of the town is Leith Hill, which is the highest point in the south of England, and reaches over 1000ft.

The M25 is located 15 minutes away via the junctions of the A24 and A25 trunk roads, London Gatwick international airport is 30 minutes away and London Heathrow international airport around an hour away.

The main Dorking station has two trains per hour to both London Victoria and London Waterloo.