Cycle Trails around Westerham
Westerham Circular via Knockholt and Tatsfield
A round trip along the north downs from Westerham to Knockholt, back to Tatsfield and Westerham.
This route is good for anyone living near the A25 looking for some quieter roads not too far away from Croydon / Bromley area. About 25 /30 miles with plenty of scope for lengthening or shortening the route by adding diversions to Cudham / Downe or by cutting back to Westerham from Tatsfield.
Westerham Commons (Hosey and Crockham Hill)
These large areas of wooded common land lie high up on the Greensand Ridge in the extreme west of Sevenoaks District. The woodland is managed by the Squerryes Estate.
Both Commons are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) which means they are some of the most valuable areas of countryside in Kent. There is also a series of old ragstone mines, which now serve as a hibernation site for five species of bats and are managed as a Nature Reserve by Kent Wildlife Trust.
The Commons are ideal for walking, horse riding and cycling as a network of footpaths and bridleways criss-crosses both sites, including the Greensand Way. Some paths are flat but others are steep and the Commons are not generally suitable for visitors with a disability. The nearest toilet facilities are in Westerham, two miles to the north.
The Commons are accessible from the B2026 between Westerham and Edenbridge. The main car park is at Hosey Common just north of Westerham with a smaller car park further south on Crockhamhill Common. The nearest station is at Edenbridge, miles miles to the south.
Other local attractions include Squerryes Court, Chartwell and Quebec House.
Bigfoot Bike Club
The trend in Bigfoot bike club this year is to cycle in matching colours. Our huge influx of women cyclists has opened up a whole new world as they match the colours of their gloves, helmets, tops, socks and ribbons in their hair to the colour of their pedals, saddles, handlebar tape and even tyres with coloured stripes. Lo and behold, the men are now following suit!
Around 6 Levels of different ability set off in mixed groups every Saturday morning at 8.15am, all through the year, from Hayes village hall. We vary our routes and the distances each week with the intention of getting fit as we enjoy the scenery and the camaraderie. You will spot us on the hills around Westerham panting up climbs like Ide Hill and Toys, Hosey Common and Brasted Chart.
Feel free to contact the club and join in the merriment.