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Raspits Hill-Seal Chart Loop

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Virtually all single track with a small amount of tarmac and some bridleway. Ideal route for beginners with some good uphills and some nice gentle downhill stuff. Can get a bit muddy in the winter due to horses. Although I forgive them as the riders seem to be fit in most cases.
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Latitude
55.37813515249014
Longitude
-3.436145782470703
Trail Directions
From M25 (sevenoaks turn-off) head down hill into Riverhead. Left at first r'about and right at next. Under railway bridge and straight over traffic lights in Bat & Ball. Follow A25 through Seal and up hill. After aprrox 1 mile, turn left at dip in road (just after Crown Point pub). Follow narrow road for 150 yrds and turn left into car park. Park here.
Trail Length
6 - 8 miles.
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Sevenoaks
   


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Review Date
April 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Richard , from Hook, Hampshie

Summary:
I grew up about 100 yards from the edge of Oldbury woods, and spent thousands of hours over the years cycling in this area. Oldbury Woods one of the most beautiful places, with far reaching views, steep Iron Age ramparts, ancient oak and beech trees and fern lined singletrack. Most of it is technically off limits, but I've been riding there for more than 20 years and never had any problems; use your common sense and don't tear up the place..it's a magical wood.

Recommended Route:
From the car park at the west edge of the woods by the campsite, it is possible to take a nice ride up the bridlepath, straight over the A25 (careful here) and up a narrow sandy path to Raspit Hill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are loads of variations, this is the best loop Ifound..there's a bit of roadwork, but there are some non-ligit shortcuts if you look for them to take a few miles more off road. Take a map! I'm not sure how far this loop is..but it'll take at least an hour and a half, maybe more. I should go back and measure it one of these days! If you want to go on this ride, my parents still live nearby..so get in touch and I'll drive over!!



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Review Date
April 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Blackers , from Borough Green

Summary:
This is a great route for beginners or people just wanting an easy ride, and because it is only short (5-6 miles) it is an ideal summertime after work ride. During the winter the bridleway sections can get very muddy, and generally speaking run-ins with walkers are very rare.

Recommended Route:
From the car park, head back out to the A25 and cross straight over into the woods. Follow the singletrack past the ponds and head up hill until you reach the steps. Go up the steps turn right and follow the bridleway until it reaches a road. Follow the road past the school and church and then (at the bend in the road) dive back into the woods on your left and follow the bridleway or footpaths along the top of the hill. After about 1/2 mile (this might take a bit of finding) you will find a path leading off of the bridleway to the left and downhill. You have duck under a fallen tree and some holly.



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