Escape to the Country

YOUR GUIDE TO THE LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE: The best cycling paths nearby

BEDGEBURY FOREST
For more fast-paced and adrenaline filled bike rides why not visit Bedgebury Pinetum? There’s over 30km of mountain bike trails to ride along. And, if you’re really up for a challenge, perhaps it’s time to tackle the infamous ‘Cardiac Hill’…

FOREST WAY
Enjoy the countryside along this 9 mile cycle route which follows an old railway line. Taking you from East Grinstead to Groombridge, expect to see an abundance of nature as you pass the pond west of Hartfield. And, why not take a picnic along? The trail is full of seats and picnic benches to be used.

TUDOR TRAIL
See some of the best local attractions and historic landmarks on this ride. It’s a scenic five mile route along the River Medway, which takes you from Tonbridge Castle, through woodland to Penhurst Place and finally onto Hever Castle.

ASHFORD TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS
If you’re up to the challenge of over 40 miles, then this is the best bike ride to explore the Weald. Cycling along small country lanes, you’ll pass beautiful scenery such as hop farms, orchards, oast houses and picturesque villages which showcase why Kent is the Garden of England.

REDHILL TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS
This route is roughly 36 miles long and takes you from city views to country ones. Travelling through Gatwick airport, you then follow off road Sussex border paths until you arrive in East Grinstead. From there you go through countryside until you arrive at your destination – Tunbridge Wells.