Mountain Biking in Holmbury
Holmbury sits in the Hurt Wood, home to some fantastic mountain bike tracks. The Junior Olympic Cycling Team has even stayed here so they can take on some of the country's best routes!
Where to go:
Rogate Downhill is a MTB, DH, freeride site in Rogate in Chichester. It's a true local project that has developed organically over the last few years into an official track with a formal AGM and club structure.
Where: Coombe Hill, Surrey, GU31 5DL
The DH Trails
There are four or five short downhill runs with a selection of drops, berms and jumps with progressive levels for all abilities. The terrain is quite sandy and so dries pretty fast. For the more advanced riders there are big road gaps, drops, steep technical runs and large doubles. The tracks are in two sections, separated by a fire road. The top section is steep and technical with the odd smoother run thrown in. The main line starts with a 6ft drop into a berm followed by several twists and turns that spit you out into the big tables at the end.
Prices: £4 day rate online/£6 on the day. £45 Annual membership. £69 Full annual membership.
Wisley Dirt Jumps
Wisley Dirt Jumps is one of the South East’s top dirt jump venues, forming part of the famous Surrey trail triangle. Annual membership is required to ride at this popular dirt jump venue which has an annual jam and friendly community. It is more suitable for intermediate to advanced level riders rather than beginners. There is also some XC riding around.
Where: Wisley, near Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QD
Redlands Trails are based near Dorking, and boast some fine graded XC trails to ride. Downhillers will prefer the nearby Leith Hill to get their fix as the DH trails are limited here.
Where: Wooton, (West of Dorking) Surrey, RH5 6JH
Other things to do nearby
The hostel is great for walking the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and dubbed one of England's finest landscapes.
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy beautiful scenic country rides around Holmbury. You won't believe you're only 25 miles from the centre of London!
YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills sits comfortably on the North Downs Way - a long distance footpath which runs through Surrey and down to Dover.
The house, with its stunning interiors, delightful gardens and superb views across the rolling Surrey hills is waiting to be explored. Visit the National Trust website
This beautiful estate, set in 265 acres, is the UK's largest single estate vineyard. Don't miss the cellar and estate tours. Visit Denbies website
This outstanding area of woodland and open chalk down-land has lots of walks and magnificent views - great for everyone.
A working farm in the beautiful Surrey countryside, there's a play barn, baby animals, pig racing and tractor rides. Visit the Farm website
The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, with exhibits ranging from racing cars and motorcycles to the Wellington Bomber and a Concorde. Visit the Museum website On the same site is th
Britains wildest adventure, plenty of rides plus a zoo and sealife centre. Fun for all the family. Visit the Chessington website
The Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. Take on the 26.2 mile challenge for YHA and change young lives forever.
Have a royally good time at this stunning location - its amazing history and luxurious rooms will make you feel like a king or queen! Don't miss the gardens and maze outside.