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Tillingbourne Valley GPX Route

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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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Ride Description

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

Ride Details 
  • 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 

    Customer Reviews

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    Really enjoyed this route - Was a bit challenging in places as it certainly uses some lesser known bridle ways with some wet swampy stretches (I did it in Nov!). Shere was perfect for a coffee/cake stop. The ride along the ancient London Road was delightful and had me grinning on some lovely swooping descents!

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