Ride 14: Stane Street Revisited

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Ride Information

START: Ockley station, Capel RH5 5HT, 51.151641, -0.335752

FINISH: Epsom station, KT19 8EU, 51.333515, -0.269759

DISTANCE: 24.3 miles/39.1km

ASCENT: 3047ft/929m


TERRAIN: Mostly muddy bridleways and rutted byways, with wooded singletrack on Leith Hill. Stane Street tends to be hard-packed or stony in most places. Very hilly to begin with, gradually flattening after Box Hill along Stane Street.

NAVIGATION: Mostly straightforward. The Greensand Way and Stane Street are waymarked routes and well signposted. At Leith Hill Tower descend on the main path (not the first, which is the Summer Lightning black run) and turn left at the junction along the Greensand Way. Under the railway bridge before White Down don’t take the steep bridleway that doubles back up the hill; continue on to take the byway at Landbarn Farm. Use OS Landranger 187.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

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Book Map



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How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Tree on Boxhill, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7PS, 01737 845996, www.thetreeboxhill.co.uk
The Prince of Wales, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3QE, 01306 889699, www.princeofwalesdorking.co.uk


YHA, Radnor Lane, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey RH5 6NW, 0845 371 9323, www.yha.org.uk
Polyapes Scout Camp, Blundel Lane, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2SL, 01372 842880, www.polyapesscoutcamp.ork.uk
Bivvy: Ashcombe Wood, Ranmore Common


Leith Hill tower kiosk, www.national-trust.org.uk
Nirvana Cycles, 5 Guildford Road, Westcott, Surrey RH4 3NR, 01306 740300, www.nirvanacycles.com

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