Ride Level: Red - Challenging
Gravel/CX MTB | GPX Route | Traffic-free | Natural, Gravel and Single Track | 52 km/33 miles | 3 to 4 hours
This is just a great ride through some of Surrey’s most beautiful countryside on some of the best gravel routes in the South East. Can be hammered by the fit and capable in 3 hours or enjoyed as a full day out.
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Exploring the Tillingbourn Valley nestled in an AONB in the heart of Surrey. Starting from Esher station the route quickly enters the maze of bridleways gradually climbing the Downs past Polsden Lacey to Ranmore Common before a steep gravelly descent to the valley floor.
The route then follows the line of the Tillingbourne upstream woodlands and heathland passing the chocolate box villages of Arbinger Hammer and Shere.
Climbing back up the Downs on the ancient London Road (a byway) the route crosses the heath and woodlands with some glorious steady descents to Effingham before returning to Esher Station.
Fitter riders can knock this one out in 3 hours, however, if taken a gentle makes for a beautiful all-day adventure.
Start and End Points
Start/Finish: Esher Railway Station
- Distance: 52 km | 33 miles
- Climb: 805 m | 2650 ft
- Percentage off-road: 80%
- Trail surface: Natural |Gravel |Single Track
- Technical Grade: Red - Challenging in places
Places to Visit
10 miles: Polesden Lacey
15 miles: Abinger Hammer
17 miles: Shere
Places to Eat
17 miles: Shere - Hilly's Tea Shop
Shere - The Bray Inn
Is this ride for me?
Ideal for riders with some off-road experience and reasonable fitness
Is my bike OK for this ride?
Route is best completed on the gravel/CX bike or a mountain bike