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Explore Ingrebourne Hill
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Thames Chase Ingrebourne Hill lakeWalk the dog or jog, ride your horse or mountain bike, picnic or play, or just kick back and relax.

With 4km of pathways and connections to Hornchurch Country Park, you can do it all on Ingrebourne Hill. 


Ingrebourne Hill mountain bikingThere’s a great deal to look out for. Whether it’s mountain bikes hurtling around the specially built track, spotting distant sights from its viewing point, taking in relaxing views whilst enjoying a picnic beside the lake, watching children playing in the Spitfire Scramble play area, or just observing the wildlife.

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What do other visitors say?

Hello- is there somewhere nearby where it's possible to hire mountain bikes?

Laura, 13/Jul/2014

Hi Laura, Thanks for your message. I don't know of anywhere to hire mountain bikes near to Ingrebourne Hill, but you can hire bikes at Thames Chase Forest Centre in Upminster on weekends and school holidays - it's 3 for 1/2 hour, or 5 for an hour. Kind regards, Clare - Community Ranger

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Hello, my friend and I are just completing The London Loop, yesterday we had the pleasure of walking Ingrebourne Hill in the book the text says 'best not to ask what it is made of' so of course we would love to know the answer to this. Lovely part of The Loop. Many thanks. Linda

Linda Acland, 4/Jul/2014

Hi Linda, Thanks for your comment, very glad to hear you enjoyed visiting for the first time. Ingrebourne Hill is actually a former landfill site, and was restored with non-hazardous waste (like builders rubble), creating the tall hill you see today. It was opened in 2008 as a public greenspace, and as you said, is now a pleasure to visit! Kind regards, Clare - Community Ranger

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I live locally and walk here everyday the one thing that annoys both myself and my husband is the amount of rubbish and the lack of bins, the other day even the dog poo bins were over flowing ,I know it costs money to provide the bins and have them emptied but it really spoils the whole experience when there are constant empty cans plastic bags etc littering the area.

Diana Wilkins, 10/Feb/2014

Hi Diana, Thank you for your comment. I'm sorry to hear your visits are being spoiled by litter. We have found litter bins tend to be messy, attract rodents, and are targets for vandalism, therefore we encourage visitors to take rubbish home. This does unfortunately mean some irresponsible visitors litter, so we do litter pick the whole site and empty dog bins weekly; twice-weekly in the summer. Kind regards, Clare Community Ranger

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • No Fishing
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint


OS Grid ref: TQ535 838
Postcode: RM13 8ST

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