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High Weald Big Loop

73 km | 45.4 mi from East Grinstead feat. Hartfield & Fordcombe.

Hop on the train to East Grinstead and hit the High Weald AONB! On this ride you will enjoy colourful nature and beautiful open roads with great food stops along the way. We are already planning on going back to explore more, so keep your eyes peeled for fresh road and gravel routes.

Rating > Difficult

Terrain > Rolling hills and country lanes

Elevation Gain > 1,030m | 3,379ft

cyclists in the countryside in Sussex

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


Have fun going down Kidd’s Hill, but don’t miss the turning for the bridge at the bottom. If you’re up for a challenge, you can also climb it: it’s a famous Strava segment.

After 34 kms, there is a coffee stop at Perry Hill farm shop. They have lots of outdoor seating, rolling views and homemade cakes.

cyclists at coffee stop in Sussex

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


As you know, we love a pub lunch and finishing your ride at the Ship Inn (1 mile from the 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.

big pub lunch in East Grinstead after a long ride in Sussex

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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Only follow route if safe and legal to so, local traffic laws always take priority.

Take care to ride safely and respect other road users.


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