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Average Rating:    (4.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

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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Latitude
51.180957129514745
Longitude
-0.3716468811035156
Trail Directions
out of dorking t/c and head for coldharbour follow rd 2miles to first pub by house with rainbow garage good a place to start as any
Trail Length
??? miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
dorking
   


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Review Date
September 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike from Beare Green ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boxhill i good for downhilling, Ranmore Common is good for nasty dropoffs/descents..start off in Denbies vineyard carpark and climb onto Ranmore



Comments
hardtailrider1320 (09/29/2009)
Hey I might be moving to England, probaly in Waybridge or Virgina Waters It this or any other good mtb trail close to those towns?
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Review Date
August 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Zubair Aboo ,  Cross Country Rider , from London, England

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
box hill



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Review Date
August 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: philiblunt ,  Weekend Warrior , from West Sussex

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Leith Hill but I have only just got to grips with Holmbury after 12 months of weekend riding...!



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Review Date
September 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Cam , from Local

Summary:
Plenty of places to stop off and play around in near the car park there is a rollin onto a jump and a huge vertical section (about 5m high). Stop off at the tower for refreshments. adult riders can usually tell you where the godd places are. but if you look around the place is littered with jumps and drops. please don't litter as it is a national trust area and respect he wild life and vegetation for others to enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Just pack some food and drink and ride. I would reccomend you drive to the top car park because you have to cycle miles uphill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The hidden schincter



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Review Date
August 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jay , from London

Summary:
This was the first real trail I ever rode, and in four years riding and racing across the country, I still reckon it's the best overall trail I've ever ridden. These are the highest hills in the South East, all placed in a row. What's great about the trail is that it's so immediate, you don't spend 3 hours climbing a mountain for a 45 minute downhill like some supposed wonder rides, it's up and down, across, up and down, across, etc. There's great variety featuring singletrack, steep technical descents and climbs, bridleway speed blazers, drop offs. My favourite bits locally dubbed include Formula 1 (Leith Hill), Greensands Way (from High Ashes Farm), Park Life (Holmbury Hill), The Telegraph (Holmbury Hill), un-named long swooping singletrack (Holmbury Hill-Peaslake), Widowmaker (Holmbury Hill viewpoint), Rubble Gulley 1 (Pitch Hill), un-named steep descent (nr Pitch Hill viewpoint). But there's loads of singletrack to explore, even a North Shore style secret bit built by mtb journos, and adjoining areas like Box Hill and Ranmore Common. Don't confuse this with the tame chalk doubletrack of the South Downs Way. Suitable for all abilities if ridden within your ability. I've ridden more extreme and more breathtaking rides, but nothing beats this for all up trail fun, even the likes of Coed-y-Brenin.

Recommended Route:
Westcott-Leith Hill-Holmbury Hill-Pitch Hill-Peaslake(lunch)-reverse



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