leith hill surrey - TRAIL

leith hill surrey - Trail, dorking, United Kingdom

Leith hill is superb and has something for all you can just muck about on the hill itself or take in the downs way etc get a map its well worth it

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Mike from Beare Green   Cross Country Rider [Sep 24, 2003]

weird categories on this thing..i ride Leith Hill more than once a week as I live there. Tips for getting onto Leith...in a car, go to Coldharbour park in the Landslip car park or near the Plough Pub if there's room. By train, go to Dorking and ride to Westcott (A25), or Holmwood and ride up to Coldharbour.

Customer Service

There's loads on leith Hill. I always start with the trails built by the Redlands Trails crew.www.justridingalong.com Just ride about, you will find something for everyone on leith Hill, fast singletrack, technical downhill, xc fire roads. My fav ride is to go to colharbour, up the technical climb to Summer Lightning, down that, across to Holmbury, and then down into Peaslake. Park Life is great as well.

Similar Products Used: Boxhill i good for downhilling, Ranmore Common is good for nasty dropoffs/descents..start off in Denbies vineyard carpark and climb onto Ranmore
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Zubair Aboo   Cross Country Rider [Aug 20, 2003]

varies from easy to hard riding, some very technical parts when you drift away from the tracks. it's possible to ride on leith hill with a XC hardtail but a full sus bike can be justified. some very fast and technical descents. new trails are always being made - go check it out, it's the highest peak in south-east england. if you want to see pics check out my website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/z.aboo

Customer Service

if your coming from london get off at holmwood station and head towards ockley. leith hill can be found by going on to a road called cold harbour.

Similar Products Used: box hill
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philiblunt   Weekend Warrior [Aug 19, 2003]

The Surrey Hills area is what made me spend a fortune on new kit, it has some awesome, fast technical downhill and some really knarrly drops just for the beginners!! I took (and paid for) a tour with a group lead by some nutcase called Richard (www.allbikedup.com) and if I had not gone along I would still be lost as its a huge place and your mobile will not work in the hills! Now I'm there most weekends finding new runs - if your living in London and don't want to drive to Wales, get your self down to the Surrey Hills

Customer Service

Holmbush Tavern (Holmbury St Mary) to the top of Holmbury hill - silent treatment, Pitch Hill (good for racing) back to summit then the Roller Coaster and back to St Mary.

Similar Products Used: Leith Hill but I have only just got to grips with Holmbury after 12 months of weekend riding...!
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Stewart   [Feb 06, 2000]

Good riding area but too many walkers (and bikers) on a weekend. Some great singletrack with surprise drop ins but nothing particularly difficult for a good rider. Check out the small quarry area (which is a bit trashed compared to a few years ago) as there are some challenging drops off the quarry edge - from about 3 feet to 15 feet for the daring (and yes some of those biggies are rideable - been there and done it!). But as mentioned too many people in the area and there are better trails only 2 or 3 miles away.

Customer Service

Anything around there (look for stuff off the main trails)and use your imagination!

Similar Products Used: Peaslake - some much better stuff and its always quieter and general singletrack is more challenging (especially the widow maker). But its still not the Lake District.
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Jack   [Mar 03, 2000]

the widowmaker is one of the hardest trails I've ever ridden. I'm not saying exactly where it is, cos the ground is sandy and it wears quick. but if you ask someone at nearby nirvana cycles they'll be able to tell you. it is very steep, very rocky (loose rocks and larger ones), and with many tight corners. It's like a miniture version of junior's wall at snoqualmie pass which i rode last year (hehe lucky me). don't go up there on your own cos you might hurt yourself. oh and watch out for ramblers.

Customer Service

Widowmaker but don't do it too much or it'll wear away

Similar Products Used: if anyone knows any jumps spots in the area please email me!!!
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Jools   [Mar 09, 2000]

Go exploring

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Not telling

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Robert   [Oct 18, 2000]

Just followed the track and took any turn we fancied
Some nice single track and down hills, but you do have to watch out for walkers, horses and the odd 4x4, yes we saw a few of them, one was stuck across a huge dip and was getting towed out, had quite an audience.

Customer Service

Just get up there and try any of them

Similar Products Used: Try getting some maps of the area from The plough pub or nirvana cycles
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Bubs   [Jan 08, 2001]

Lots of climbing, lots of descending, lots of walkers.
Bring a spare tube.
Pretty good to ride even after months of rain.

Customer Service

Link it up via Westcott with Ranmore and then on to Boxhill and Headley.

Similar Products Used: The Downs between Dorking and Guildford have more challanging descents but avoid if wet as very muddy.
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Neil   [Jul 25, 2001]

Well I pretty much said it all in my route recommendation...

If you're wondering how someone from Chicago has come to ride around leith hill, I used to live there till about 2 years ago.

Customer Service

For a nice long ride, park at the top of Box Hill (Nat Trust car park). Take one of many flinty trails down towards the A24, then look for trails up through denbies vineyard. If you're smart and you have a map, you can pretty much follow trails all the way from the top of Denbies to Westcott. This first part is about 7-8 miles. Now, having stopped at Nirvana cycles (excellent bike shop), head west on the A24 for just a few hundred yards to a lane on the left called "the rookery" which eventually leads to a larger trail known as Greensands way. Go left on Greensands way, this is leading you in the right direction for Leith Hill but as everybody says it's best to have a map or some local knowledge to get you there. Once at the top of Leith Hill you have lots of choices. Head to Holmbury Hill for some nice singletrack and technical stuff, or if you're knackered by now, find the road leading off the hill out of Coldharbour, and blast back into Dorking town center at 40+ mph. There is so much excellent riding in the area that you really need to join one of Nirvana Cycles' guided rides. PS buy something (e.g. a new bike) at the shop. They sell Kona, Rocky Mtn, Seven, basically just the right kind of bike for these trails. PPS Chicago biking sucks. The North Downs rool :)

Similar Products Used: Buy a map, or follow Simon and the gang from Nirvana Cycles, Westcott. they do weekend warrior rides as well as summertime training rides. Support the shop!
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dom   [Sep 21, 2001]

its very steep in places but is all smooth and bermed up. so its quite easy but still fun cos its steep. if u don't like riding steep stuff then u realy should'nt bother cos this is more a DH kinda trail.its as steep as some of the dragon downhill tracks but shorter and esier cos its all smooth.and less technical. but what do u want this is surrey>

Customer Service

go to the landslip car park then climb up the steep ass hill to the top then search out the top of the trail (theres only really one)then ride down hill for a minute and a half. then repeat.

Similar Products Used: the BK trails in dorking but u can't go there cos there secret (ish)
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