Cadair Idris in a mountain bike route in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded hard / difficult in technical ability and is 15.5 miles long. It takes you to the summit of Cadair Idris, an 893m mountain near Dolgellau on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is a big mountain with a good variety of trails including double track, grassy trails, sinlgetrack and a final 1.5 miles of boulder strewn trail at the top. While there is some hike-a-biking the mountain is mostly ridable, if you have the legs for it.
It starts from the Community Centre car park in Abergynolwyn (GR677069).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB
A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cadair Idris
Calderdale Circuit MTB GPS route is 18.3 miles long and starts in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It climbs west out of the town for a circular route around Calderdale. There is a good mixture of trails from tight singletrack to wide fast gravel tracks and some technical descending. You’ll need your climbing legs for this one as, although the total amount of climbing is not huge, it comes in big lumps.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Calderdale Circuit
Capel Mounth MTB Route is an Epic 24.5 km GPS MTB route in the Cairngorms region of the Highlands. The route starts from the Forestry Commission car park at Glen Doll.
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.
Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.
This Cardiff MTB GPS Track starts from Tongwynlais Community, Caerdydd, Cardiff, CF83 1NG. It's 17.5 miles long.
This Chesham to Aston Hill Loop is 19km long and runs through the Chilterns, It starts from Chesham, HP5 1DB
Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd mountain bike route is in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. It is graded as technically moderate and is 18 miles long. It takes in the low trails to the east of Moel Famau, on the way to Cilcain. After climbing to the ridge of the Clwydian Range the second half follows trails used in my 'Moel Famau and the Vale of Clwyd' route. The ride is more challenging than the Moel Famau route as the trails to Cilcain, and the descent into the Vale of Clwyd, are a bit more tricky. It's also 2 miles longer. Pretty much rideable all year round but muddy when wet.
It start from the Moel Famau lower car park (GR172611).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd
This mountain bike route of 19.1 miles starts from just outside Conwy in North Wales. It contains some hard riding, including a long rocky climb to the summit of Drum mountain at 770m. The pay back is a 3.5 mile descent from the summit and that’s only one of a number of great descents. As well as good riding there are fantastic views across the coast and the Great Orme.
The ride starts from a car park at a junction on the Sychnant pass road, by Crow's Nest Hall (GR759769). Turn right out of the exit to the car park and follow the singletrack lane away from the road junction, keeping the hill on the right. Stay on the lane and follow it all the way to where it ends to a T-junction (GR764756). Turn right and start the first big climb of the day. Go straight on at the next junction then, after a left then right hand bend, go straight on at the following junction. At a junction with a track on the right follow the lane left over a stream, then bear right past a track on the left. Continue climbing the lane to a forked junction at a house (GR754745). Turn left and follow the sign for the chapel. Ignore the next road on the left and continue climbing the tarmac. Near the top of the hill, by a farm on the right, go straight through a gate and onto the concrete track. A short distance later take the muddy track on the left and follow it to a junction at the top of the climb (GR751738).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Conwy and the North Wales Path
Grizedale - Parkamoor mountain bike route is in the South Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. The MTB route is 17.1 miles of great rocky riding starting from the Grizedale Vistors Centre. It begins on the man made mountain bike trails of The North Face Trail, before heading along the fells above Coniston Water for the fantastic Parkamoor descent into High Nibthwaite. Although this descent is the highlight the ones that follow don't disappoint and there's a real rock fest to finish.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Grizedale - Parkamoor
Gyrn Moelfre is a mountain bike route that takes in the Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns in North Wales. This is the medium version of the same named route and is graded moderate in technical ability and is 17.9 miles long. It travels through the hills on the south side of the Ceiriog Valley, in North Wales. This ride is on a mixture of trails that include loose rocks, muddy ruts, slate bedrock and grassy fields, with a bit of tarmac to link it up. It’s a great ride with lots to keep you concentrating on the trail ahead but don’t forget to look up once in a while, the views are stunning. It starts from the car park by the community centre in Glyn Ceiriog (GR204379)
GPS log courtesy of Flsttyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gyrn Moelfre Medium Route
Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder mountain bike route is in the Peak District. It is graded technically Hard / Difficult and is 17.5 miles long. It starts from Hayfield. It is the classic Dark Peak route that takes in the Jacob's Ladder, Rushup Edge and Roych Clough descents. The main climbs are directly to the back of Jacob's Ladder from Hayfield and up to Rushup Edge via Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. Although not exceptionally long the rocky terrain, combined with difficult climbs and steep technical descents, makes this route a tough one. It kicks off from the Visitor Centre car park (GR035869) and head towards Hayfield in the direction of the church.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder
Hayfield and the Goyt Valley mountain bike route is in the Peak District. It is graded moderate and is 19.6 miles long. It heads west from Hayfield to the Goyt Valley, away from the big hills of the Dark Peak. Don’t let this deceive you though, it still contains some big climbs. These climbs are paid back with some great gritstone descents, which are a good introduction to Dark Peak riding as, while they are not too technical, they are great fun. The ride starts from the Visitor Centre car park in Hayfield (GR035869).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield and the Goyt Valley
This Hayfield, Peak District MTB GPS Route is 19 miles long. It starts in Hayfield, SK12. It loops around Lantern Pike, then New Allotments, down Foxholes Clough and the Elle Bank descent, climbs passed Kinder Reservoir and then Middle Moor.
23km cross country loop in the Sevenoaks/Tonbridge/Maidstone area.
Lake Vyrnwy is a mountain bike route in North Wales. It is graded as technically moderate and is 18.5 miles long. It is set in the beautiful area around Lake Vyrnwy in Northern Powys. It uses tracks through the forest to the East of the lake for a mixture of rocky doubletrack and grassy, muddy trails. The route is still rideable in the worst of weather as the grassy and muddy parts are mainly used for the descents.
Start from the car park by the wooden sculpture park at the bottom of the dam (GR018190).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Lake Vyrnwy
Langthwaite and Reeth Moor is a mountain bike trail in the Yorkshire Dales. It is graded moderate and is 19 miles long. It is based around Reeth, at the junction of Swaledale and Akengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales. It is split over two sections of different length each containing a big up and down. The first and largest section climbs from Langthwaite to the top of Reeth Moor before descending towards Reeth. After Reeth is the shorter, but more severe and technical, climb and descent of Fremington Edge. The trails go through a number of old earthworks and quarries so are predominantly rocky with a few sections of singletrack. It starts at the Red Lion in Langthwaite.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Langthwaite and Reeth Moor
The Llyn Cowlyd mountain bike route is in Snowdonia in North Wales. It is graded as Difficult/ Hard and is 16.9 miles long. It starts from the Crafnant car park just above Trefriw in the Conwy Valley. Although the ride is not that long it takes in a good few miles of technical, rocky trails through the stunning scenery the Snowdonia National Park. This is combined with a very 'out in the wilds' feeling, which can become even wilder in bad weather, especially in the high valley that contains Llyn Cowlyd.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Llyn Cowlyd
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