Reigate Hill, Surrey
summit of Reigate Hill is the seventh highest point in Surrey and sits
on the Greensand ridge. Reigate stone, chalk and Greensand were all
formerly quarried here, mostly for use in local buildings and the
disused quarries are still clearly visible. Reigate Hill is very
popular with walkers who enjoy the delightful local scenery and
stunning views available from the escarpment. Reigate Fort was one of
13 mobilisation centres built in 1890 to protect London from invasion,
but was never used. The National Trust owns almost 150 acres of the
site, having gradually purchased it in small lots since 1912.
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