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Stepping Stones

As from 2010 you have to pay to park at the Stepping Stones. All these charges are a form of blackmail to make you join the National Trust. The National Trust is slowly turning the English countryside into a landscaped garden with reduced access for everybody.
Looks just like Dinosaur bones covered in moss.
Looks just like Dinosaur bones covered in moss.
Path to the stones.
Path to the stones.
Rubbish washed down by recent floods.
Rubbish washed down by recent floods.
The woods by the river.
The woods by the river.
Footpath to the Stepping Stones.
Footpath to the Stepping Stones.
The Stepping Stones, Box Hill, Surrey
The Stepping Stones, Box Hill, Surrey
Stepping Stones from Hill side of River Mole.
Stepping Stones from Hill side of River Mole.
I might need to wear glasses, there used to be some stepping stones here.
I might need to wear glasses, there used to be some stepping stones here.
Still looking, I know they are here somewhere.
Still looking, I know they are here somewhere.
Roots.
Roots.
The trees here are very old and huge.
The trees here are very old and huge.
This is the normal level of the River Mole.
This is the normal level of the River Mole.
We have had a lot of rain recently.
We have had a lot of rain recently.
Queueing to cross the stones.
Queueing to cross the stones.
Do not take a picture like this.
Do not take a picture like this.
Jason standing on the old footbridge.
Jason standing on the old footbridge.
Double exposure. (taken in 1969)
Double exposure. (taken in 1969)
Footbridge near Stepping Stones at Box Hill in 1963
Footbridge near Stepping Stones at Box Hill in 1963
Stepping Stones from right bank.
Stepping Stones from right bank.
Fence damage by a falling tree.
Fence damage by a falling tree.
Wild garlic is growing well this spring.
Wild garlic is growing well this spring.
Old footbridge near stepping stones at Box Hill
Old footbridge near stepping stones at Box Hill
The Stones.
The Stones.
Life on the edge.
Life on the edge.
Waiting to cross.
Waiting to cross.
New fence around private garden at the Stepping Stones.
New fence around private garden at the Stepping Stones.
The stepping stones are under this lot.
The stepping stones are under this lot.
Overhanging tree.
Overhanging tree.
Crossing to the car park side.
Crossing to the car park side.
Looking down stream.
Looking down stream.
From the car park side.
From the car park side.
Shallow water just down from the Stepping Stones.
Shallow water just down from the Stepping Stones.
Stones from left bank.
Stones from left bank.
A stone.
A stone.
Close up of stones.
Close up of stones.
The Footbridge.
The Footbridge.
First stone from right bank.
First stone from right bank.
New footbridge over the River Mole.
New footbridge over the River Mole.
Roots.
Roots.
Path down to stepping stones from car park.
Path down to stepping stones from car park.
Branch trapped behind a step.
Branch trapped behind a step.
Looking up from the stones.
Looking up from the stones.
River Mole flooded a bit.
River Mole flooded a bit.
Footbridge, on the hill side.
Footbridge, on the hill side.
The river Mole is getting quite low.
The river Mole is getting quite low.
The long walk back to the van.
The long walk back to the van.
The river just covering the stones.
The river just covering the stones.
River level is very low.
River level is very low.
A winters day view of the new bridge.
A winters day view of the new bridge.
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Stones under two foot of water.
Stones under two foot of water.
Detritus blocks the stones.
Detritus blocks the stones.
The leaning tree.
The leaning tree.
Large tree roots near the stones
Large tree roots near the stones
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Path down to the stones.
Path down to the stones.
Mole is lowest it has been for a long time.
Mole is lowest it has been for a long time.
A few weeks of rain, and the Mole is rising.
A few weeks of rain, and the Mole is rising.
The new leaves have started to grow.
The new leaves have started to grow.
The stones are down the slope under the water.
The stones are down the slope under the water.
This tree has been hanging on for years.
This tree has been hanging on for years.
The stones.
The stones.