Leith Hill is a wooded hill 7 km to the south west of Dorking, Surrey, England. It reaches 294 metres (965 ft) above sea level, the highest point on the Greensand Ridge, and is the second highest point in south-east England, after Walbury Hill near Hungerford, West Berkshire, 297 metres (974 ft) high.
It was possibly on the summit of Leith Hill in 851, that Æthelwulf of Wessex, father of Alfred the Great, defeated the Danes who were heading for Winchester, having sacked Canterbury and London.
The nearest railway station is Holmwood Station, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the east. This station is served by Southern trains on the Sutton & Mole Valley Line route.
There's a trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Leith Hill is
# 1 out of 276 in Surrey # 1 out of 104 in Surrey Hills AONB
By prominence Leith Hill is
# 53 out of 12948 in the England Hills # 1 out of 276 in Surrey # 53 out of 13057 in England # 1 out of 104 in Surrey Hills AONB
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