Saturday 13 October 2018

Mountain biking around Leith Hill, Surrey

Leith Hill

From Dorking station, it is few miles ride by road over to Westcott, from where you can take a trail from behind the church up towards Leith Hill. You can climb gradually through Wotton Common following Wolvens Lane and the single track that runs in parallel. The steep final ascent up to Leith Hill is tough and technical - if you don't pick the right line or have to dodge walkers, you could well be pushing your bike up this stretch. Once you have stopped to take in the view, you can enjoy a descent down through Pasture Wood, before climbing up to Holmbury Hill, another great vantage point. From here, there is a fine, swooping, twisting and turning run down towards Peaslake. When the time is ripe, you can work your way back the way you came, admiring the verdant hills as you go. The single track riding around Leith Hill is a lot of fun.

Leith Hill
Holmbury Hill