BOAT: Coppice Lane

Location: Coppice Ln, Reigate, Surrey RH2, UK
  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey.
  • OS Explorer Map 146, 'Dorking, Box Hill, & Reigate'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: TQ245511 
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 24' 50" W000 21' 70"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  TQ248519
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 25' 20" W000 21' 30"
  • To see: the Inglis Memorial, Reigate.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
It's a real shame that this lane is a dead-end, as it ends up on top of Reigate Hill and offers fantastic views in every direction on a fine day.

Starting as an indescript metalled road in the depths of suburbia, the byway proper only starts where the tarmac ends around 500m from the northern end. On an earthern surface and flanked by well tended hedgerows, the unmetalled lane ends almost before it even begins near the top of the hill. As such we really can't recommend anyone drives this byway from a greenlaning point of view.

However, some interest is provided in the Inglis Memorial. Originally a horse trough, turned into a folly by Lt Colonel Sir Inglis to commemorate himself (ego, much?), and now housing a direction indicator, this particular spot on the North Downs really is awesome. You're much better off parking up in Reigate, exploring this pleasant market town and then walking up the hill with a picnic than you are greenlaning up there.

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