Leith Hill

Leith Hill stands at a modest height of 295 m (968 ft). It is a wooded hill located in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also the highest point in the county of Surrey.  

The hill played a historic role as it is believed to have been the location of a battle between the Saxons and Danes in the ninth century. Ethelwulf, the father of Alfred the Great, took up position on the slopes to win the battle to stop the Danes from further conquests. 

Leith Hill Tower, owned by the National Trust, is situated at the summit. Richard Hull built the tower in 1767; there are 74 steps up the spiral staircase to the top and views stretch across to the Wembley Stadium Arch and the London Eye.

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295 m (968 ft) England Surrey
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51.17649841,-0.37149073 TQ 1393 4318 146: Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate