Biggin Hill XC — MTB day trips from London
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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.
July 4, 2020
This Tour to the south of London circles Biggin Hill airport on a series of tracks and bridleways that make for a perfect cross-country style ride. Choose a hardtail, rigid, full-sus or even gravel bike for this Tour, whatever you fancy!If you are based in the south of London, it could be an easy ride out for you, or alternatively you can catch an overground train to Orpington station. You’ll pass in between Greater London, Kent and Surrey on this loop as you take in quiet country lanes, rocky doubletracks, grassy field trails and some good climbs too. Don’t worry; there’s also a coffee stop thrown in at the wonderful Holwood Farm Shop before you have to make your way home! From Orpington, it’s just a 1.8 miles (3 km) out of the town until you reach High Elms Country Park, and dive off the road onto a track known as Snag Lane through Great Molloms Wood. Avoid the village of Hazelwood on more tracks and bridleways heading south as you climb, crossing the road at Cudham onto New Barn Lane. Continue to climb along this quiet lane up to Hawley’s Corner, and over onto Chestnut Avenue. Onto tracks through Park Wood, descend down for a short while before skirting along the edge of the Park Wood Golf Club and the edge of Tatsfield. You’ve passed the highest point of the ride now, and start you descend the bridleway down to the road and over onto the other side, on the grassy bridleway path past Beddlestead House. Take the little Hesiers Road north-east to join some woodland edge singletrack close to the summit of Biggin Hill. You’ll drop down from here, but not all the way to the town with the same name; instead head north on Jewels Hill and along the roads for a while towards Keston. Now’s the time for your cuppa and a snack at Holwood Farm Shop, before joining a few more lanes and tracks through High Elms Country Park to gently descend back towards Orpington, completing the loop.
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