Best mountain biking trails in Surrey, England

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Surrey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Surrey, England
Top trails (28)
#1 - Epsom Downs and Walton on the Hill
Langley Vale Centenary Wood
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
A circular walk through Epsom and Walton Downs, the chalk downlands which form part of the North Downs in Surrey. The route starts from Epsom Downs Racecourse, home to The Derby, and heads south through Walton Downs to reach the pretty village of Walton on the Hill. Here, about half way round, there are a couple of pubs and a cafe, the perfect place for lunch and/or a pint. The walk returns back through woodland bridleways and open downland paths. There are great views throughout and on a clear day much of London and Surrey is visible. The walk has a few steady climbs and descents throughout and, whilst most of the paths are well made, some of the chalk bridleways can become muddy/slippery after wet weather. There are no stiles and just one single gate. The racecourse is open throughout the year but there are restrictions on race days so it is best to avoid these times. Dogs are welcome as long as they are under control and on leads while horses are being trained (follow the guidance on the signs within the course). Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#2 - Swinley Forest from Bagshot
Swinley Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Note: The starting point for this route is on a residential road with NO Parking. Please find alternative parking and then walk into Swinley Forest. A circular forest walk into Swinley Forest starting from Vicarage Road in Bagshot. The walk passes though a lovely mix of landscapes including pine forest, mixed woodland and open heath. There's plenty of opportunity to enjoy wildlife with both deer and a huge variety of birds in plentiful supply. The route has a few climbs and descents and there are no stiles, just a few gates. The forest tracks and paths are reasonably well made but of course can get muddy after periods of wet weather. This section of the forest is a popular mountain bike area so you will be sharing the paths with bikes and some areas of the forest are grazed using Belted Galloway cattle so take care with dogs. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on route. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
A walk around The Hurtwood, a unique and beautiful world of heath and forest in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hurtwood is a stunning mix of magical pine woods and heaths, ponds and glades, wildlife and wilderness. The walking route climbs to the summit of Holmbury Hill offering stunning views over the Weald to the South Downs, before passing through the pretty village of Holmbury St Mary and returning through the woodland. The route follows forest tracks which can be muddy after periods of wet weather. There are several climbs and descents throughout and some of the paths are narrow and uneven with tree roots. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few staggered barriers. Dogs are welcome in the Hurtwood. You are likely to be sharing some of the paths with horse riders and mountain bikers. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours. Show more
#4 - Holmbury and Pitch Hill Circular
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Fantastic walk in woodland with some good hills but nothing too taxing. Be aware that en route there are roots (excuse the pun) on the ground so footing is a bit more challenging at times. Also be aware that there are bikers so stay alert. There is wildlife too, such as deer, so be respectful of their home, the woodland itself. Please note that the trail is shared by mountain bikers and hikers, be mindful of each other. Show more
#5 - Dorking, Peaslake and Coldharbour Circular
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 25.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Nice walk with great views and varied terrain. Be aware of bikers who share the path as this is for walkers and cyclists alike.Show more
#6 - Tilford MTB Loop
Farnham, Surrey, England
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Length: 18.8 mi
#7 - BY500 and BW103 Circular
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Lovely trail with varied scenery and terrain, including woodland, hills, tracks and even a little pond. Weekends can be quite busy so it is best to go during the week if possible. Would recommend going on a weekday as the weekend is very busy around the cafe area. Watch out for off road bikes too! Show more
#8 - The Hurtwood and Pitch Hill
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
A circular walk around The Hurtwood, a unique and beautiful world of heath and forest in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hurtwood is a stunning mix of magical pine woods and heaths, ponds and glades, wildlife and wilderness. The walking route heads north to reach the picturesque village of Peaslake, before returning through the woodland and climbing to the summit of Pitch Hill offering stunning views over the South Downs. The route follows forest tracks which can be muddy after periods of wet weather. There are several climbs and descents throughout and some of the paths are narrow and uneven with tree roots. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few staggered barriers. Dogs are welcome in the Hurtwood. You are likely to be sharing some of the paths with horse riders and mountain bikers. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours. Show more
#9 - Holmbury Hill Highlights
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.9 mi
A short loop round Holmbury Hill taking in the three best trails: Yogurt Pots, Telegraph Row and Barry Knows Best.Show more
#10 - Normandy Circular
Ash, Surrey, England
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h
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