Zig Zag Road :: Shared Description

Zig Zag Road is a private road, owned by the National Trust, which ascends from near Burford Bridge to the summit of Box Hill. Although private, no toll is charged by the Trust, although parking fees are sought at the summit car parks. The trust retains the right to close the road occasionally, to avoid a public right of way being acquired.

The first stretch of Zig Zag Road, from the junction with Old London Road to the first hairpin bend is actually public road: the private section begins only on the corner. This is because the public road still continues up the bottom of the valley, now unsurfaced, eventually crossing Zig Zag Road at the third hairpin bend a little below the visitors' centre, before continuing across the woodland north of the recreational area, to rejoin Zig Zag Road just west of the village. Some of the route above the third hairpin bend is now obstructed and overgrown, but it remains a public road.
by Hugh Craddock
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TQ1751 : Zig Zag Road from the 'old road' by Hugh Craddock
TQ1851 : The old road across Zig Zag Road by Hugh Craddock
TQ1751 : Zig Zag Road from below bridleway 27 by Hugh Craddock

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Created: Mon, 2 Jun 2014, Updated: Mon, 2 Jun 2014

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