In my opinion National Trust sites offer the perfect day out, and our family have covered most of the local ones but until this weekend Reigate Hill had eluded us.
My sister had recently moved to the area and suggested we took a picnic up there to explore.
We took a short drive to the top of Reigate Hill where we found a small car park which also homed a nice little coffee hut run by Urban Kitchen that serves some great drinks and snacks but remember to take some money with you as they only except cash.
We didn’t sample anything but the boys loved trying out the deck chairs!
Once fed and watered we started our walk across Reigate Footbridge to Reigate Fort.
The Fort was built in 1898 and was storage for tools and ammunition for the soilders; and was a fascinating site for the children to look around.
As you climb to the top there is a large area of open space where we stopped to climb hills that reminded me of something out of the Teletubbies!!
From here I dragged my sister another ten minutes along the path to find the stunning Inglis Memorial.
She was really pleased I did as when we got there the views were absolutely breathtaking.
The memorial itself was donated in 1909 as a drinking fountain for horses. I myself think it is far to beautiful for anything like that.
We could have walked on further and taken in some more historic sights but for us this was perfect.
National Trust you have once again supplied my family with a beautiful and informative day out that we will always remember.