The North Downs offer superb mountain biking all year round. Some of the finest off-road trails to be found anywhere in the country are available in abundance amid the green, rolling chalk and sandstone hills and along the steep, wooded escarpments that comprise some of England's loveliest countryside.
The North Downs are criss-crossed by hundreds of milometres of well-maintained byways and bridleways that can be mixed and matched into almost infinitely variable mtb route combinations. The adventurous mountain biker will not be short of options in this corner of the country.
The routes in this guidebook are day, half-day and shorter rides along the length and breadth of the Downs. The Downs Link long-distance path is also included, beginining at St Martha's Hill on the North Downs Way.
- 20 routes right across the region, including two AONBs
- the 59km Downs Link, which joins the North Downs to the South Downs and the coast at Shoreham-by-Sea
- routes graded by distance, difficulty, time and how much they go off road
- practical information on gear, preparation, safety and accommodation and bike shops in the area
Author: Peter Edwards