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Ashdown Forest Taster 🌾🪵

37 km | 23 mi from East Grinstead feat. Ashdown Forest & Hartfield.

A shorter version of our Ashdown Forest loop but still with a good amount of hills to attack.

This ride starts from a car park by East Grinstead station, a really well connected train line.

Rating > Intermediate

Terrain > Rolling hills and country lanes

Elevation Gain > 490m | 1,607ft

cyclists in Ashdown Forest in Sussex

The first half of the loop will take you through the Ashdown Forest area, a beautiful patch of nature with relatively smooth tarmac. In Spring, the gorse paints the outskirt of the forest in bright yellow and you can’t help but spot the sandy trails, perfect for the gravel bike.

Ashdown Forest in Sussex

At 22 kms, you can have a coffee stop at Perry Hill farm shop. They have lots of outdoor seating, rolling views and homemade cakes.

From there, you'll find more country lanes and rolling hills with some occasional flat segments.

As you know, we love a pub lunch, so finishing a ride at the Ship Inn (1 mile from East Grinstead station) is our top choice. It has two big terraces and the staff are very accommodating with bikes. As always, we recommend you book ahead.

pub at East Grinstead after a big ride

Enjoy the ride!

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Getting there:

By car: Railway Approach Car Park, East Grinstead, RH19 1BT

By train: East Grinstead Train Station


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