Cycle Surrey Hills – Puttenham
Starting Point: Puttenham Common Top Car Park GU3 1BE or Puttenham Village GU3 1AR
Length: 17 Km
DIfficulty Level: 4
Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Cycle Surrey Hills is broken down into five interlinking routes giving cyclists the opportunity to choose either a long distance ride or shorter loops. The Puttenham Loop takes you around Puttenham Common andoffers spectacular views and an abundance of heathland and wildlife.
Please Note: This loop is mainly on bridleways that are not suitable for road bikes. Certain sections of the bridleway will be muddy in the winter and soft sand in the summer so may require you to dismount and push through. All the trails are shared with other countryside users so please remember to ‘share with care’ and give way to horses & walkers.
There are 4 other Cycle Surrey Hills Loops at the Devil’s Punchbowl, Frensham, Thursley and Elstead all offering a challenging ride of varying lengths with breathtaking Surrey Hills views and points of interest along the way.
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This was fun. Slightly overgrown in sections (maybe because it's July). Many thanks to whoever put this route together.
This loop has the potential for a lovely easy blue rated ride ride, mostly wide paths with a little bit of non-technical single track and nothing too long and steep either up or down.
But.... there are many sections that are very over grown with nettles, my legs are tingling right now (even with long trousers on for the ride) which is both a little annoying but reduces the enjoyment of the ride as it makes the track very narrow and sometimes enclosed.
There is also one section around 6 miles in that goes around a corn field that is totally unpassable. On my second lap instead of following the GPS I kept the field on my right which avoided this section.
I did 2 laps today, nice little blast but needs some maintence to make it a route worth riding, which is a shame as it could be nice 4 or 5 star ride.