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Stanmer Park by night

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Lots of twisty wooded singletrack (not especially technical) and bigger trails. Very fast in the summer. Great for night riding as the trails get suddenly difficult! Or great for just killing a couple of hours after work. Some of the singletrack is well hidden but the more you ride there the more you will find.
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Latitude
50.8657238299534
Longitude
-0.09922027587890625
Trail Directions
Stanmer Park on the A27.
Trail Length
several miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Brighton
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: amt27 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am not a great trail searcher, it takes me ages to find a trail from a map and found most of this park by accident. I use it several times a week along with following another trail along the A27 which takes me onto the Sussex Way and over to Devils Dyke, a good 2 hour circuit for me.
I found this route a few months ago and have been using it several days a week to get fit before tackling other routes.
However I am not too sure the legality of riding the trails in Stanmer, not sure if they are footpaths or what.
Can be some dogs muck around as quite a few Brighton city dog walkers take their mutts for an evening poop up their. Shouted at once for riding too fast and scaring little tail waggler.
However quite impressed such trails exist so close to a city.

Recommended Route:
There is a good circuit from the entrance to the park go left up a grassy hill into the woods and there is a wide track which takes you to a top carpark on Ditching road. Keep following the track through a few gates and grass fields and you will end up on a great single track downhill (mostly DH), which basically takes you around Stanmer House. Rides pretty well either direction, can be muddy after rain. You can also ride is backwards to get a bit fitter and get used to single track climbing. There are a few tracks going off the main track, not checked them out too much, tried one and it took me straight to the bottom of the valley that the park is situated, shortening the downhill potential of the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sussex Way between Devils Dyke and Ditchling road.



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Review Date
January 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Michael , from UK/Germany/Taiwan

Summary:
The riding around here isn't super technical but if you live in the area or are in Brighton on holiday and you have your bike with you then it's a fun couple of hours to explore the area. The park also links up with the South Downs way which can give an awesome couple of days riding. Not so good in winter with all that slippy wet chalk stuff.

Recommended Route:
There used to be a secret little downhill track running from the adjacent hill from the park (it's before you get to the park). When riding along the road there is a hill to the left in the direction away from Brighton. There's a car park just before a junction on the right and the hill forms a horse shoe shape with a football pitch in the middle. You can ride up either side of the horse shoe shape hill and there are a few trails around here especially the little downhill track that someboby's been busy with. It's been a couple of years since I went there so I'm not sure what it's like these days.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
South Downs way. Friston forrest..an excellent MTB friendly area.



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