Heading down to my brothers today in Jacobs Well so thought it a good oppotunity to try Leith hill. Searching Google its suggested parking near the Plough Inn in Coldharbour, is this a good starting point? Baring in mind I'm useless at navigating is there a full proof way of finding some of the better trails easily any guidance apprciated!
The only other issue is I'll be riding my new 6inch travel bike, reading some of the threads on here I assume I'm going to get a few raised eye brows 😳Posted 7 years agomikey74Member
The only other issue is I'll be riding my new 6inch travel bike, reading some of the threads on here I assume I'm going to get a few raised eye brows
Ignore what those idiots say, you'll find plenty to make use of that bike on. I regularly ride my 6-inch trail bike round there.
You can park by that pub. The best bet is to ride up the fire-road opposite and continue climbing until you get to the tower on the top. There will be plenty of other riders there to point you in the right direction.Posted 7 years agospacemonkeyMember
suggested parking near the Plough Inn in Coldharbour,
I wouldn't advise parking there, especially on a Sunday morning/afternoon, because there are only a few spaces available and really they should be for the pub-goers. Best to head 2 miles west or so to Starvael CP > unload > head over the "footbridge' at the back of the CP and explore the trails beyond.Posted 7 years agoproflexforeverMember
ive been up there a few times…some cool stuff….have a go at "deliverance" its only 30mtres long….but its pretty gnarly especialilly if you jump into it..Posted 7 years ago
"summer lighting" is also good..its short and sweet but can bee run over and over..check out youtube there are some vids on there…
"yoghurt pots,barry knows best are some other bits to look out for….good luck 🙂vinnyehSubscriber
There's a small carpark on the west side of Leith Hill Rd near the road's highpoint, with a track up to the tower across the road. There's also a carpark on Abinger Rd leading to Coldharbour( turnoff to Abinger Rd is a few hundred yards south of the previous mentioned carpark, that has a nice steepish cheeky climb to the top.Posted 7 years agoPeaslakeDaveMember
summer lightening is near coldharbour but i would start in a car park further west. personally i prefer holmbury hill. it's easier to navigate and that is where yoghurt pots and barry knows best are. I usually park in the car park just to the south of peaslake and do pitch and holmbury. i find these more suited for cycling however there are still good spots on leith.Posted 7 years agojoolsburgerMember
Park at Coldharbour by the pub. Take the road opposite the pub after a couple of hundred yards it becomes a bridleway follow it and keep (but do not turn)left shortly you will see a signpost for Summer Lightning on your left.
When you get to the very end of SL turn left again and follow the steep hill down to the T junction (all bridleway) turn left, ride that up to the tower and then have a chat with whoever about where next. I suggest heading down the hill too the farm and then down the mother into Holmbury etc. Leith, Holmbury, Pitch is a nice few hours ride. Go to Nirvana Cycles in Westcott and get a map.Posted 7 years ago
LEITH HILL –Posted 7 years ago
O’ my days!!!! what a great days single track mayhem!!!
amazing views, superb fast ‘n’ furious down hill fun ….and crashes, leg hammering uphill climbs…cant wait to do it again.
out to the lads who came out!(Chris,Lunty,Simmy)
well worth the trip from essex!!
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