Moderate

  • Ingleton and Cam End

    This mountain bike route of 29.2 miles starts from Ingleton on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It heads out on a clockwise route around Ingleborough going under the Ribblehead Viaduct to reach Cam End junction before returning via the Pennine Bridleway. There is a great variety of riding with moorland tracks, hardpack double track, sheep clipped grass, fun singletrack and some rocky bits. It’s a great ride with big views and not many really steep bits or hugely technical sections.


    Start from the Information Centre car park (GR694730). Leave the car park keeping the visitor centre on the right then at the T-junction at the exit turn right. Go under the bridge then at the following junction turn left and descend a short way to a junction at the bottom. Turn left and go across the bridge over the river to a junction directly after (GR694732). Turn right and follow the road out of the houses for a steep climb through the trees. After a while the lane plateaus and goes down a gentle descent before climbing again to a gated junction on a right hand bend (GR699745).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ingleton and Cam End.

  • The Marin and Moel Siabod GPX MTB route

    The Marin and Moel Siabod GPX mountain bike route is a moderately graded and 26.5 miles long in North Wales. It adds a loop of natural trails into the middle of the Marin Trail. It uses part of the historic Sarn Helen trail to head south from the Marin Trail before a return leg below Moel Siabod. This extra loop has a mixture of forest tracks, rutted double track, bouldery descending and fantastic views. It kicks off from the Marin car park. 


    GPS log courtesy of The ‘Flattyres-MTB’.


    A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Marin and Moel Siabod


     

  • Bakewell - Beeley Hill

    Bakewell - Beeley Hill is a mountain bike route in the White Peak side of the Peak District. It is graded as technically Moderate and is  20.6 miles long. The rolling limestone hills of this area give some good riding, which is combined with great scenery. Although the elevation is never that high there are some fun descents and testing climbs. While this route can get quite muddy it is always rideable. However, you will need to watch out for wet roots and limestone, they’re very slippery.


    Start from the car park by the stone bridge across the river Wye in Bakewell (GR220686).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Bakewell - Beeley Hill

  • Bakewell and Longstone Edge

    Bakewell and Longstone Edge mountain bike track is in the Peak district. It is graded technically moderate and is 8.5 miles long. It starts in Bakewell and travels through the rolling hills of the White Peak to Stoney Middleton and back. As well as some great riding there are some excellent views, especially on the trails across Longstone Edge.


    It begins from the old railway station car park on the Monsal trail (GR222690)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Bakewell and Longstone Edge

  • Brighton MTB Route

    This Brighton GPS MTB track is 18 miles long. It starts from BN2 9. It takes in Ditchling Beacon,
  • Calderdale Circuit

    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  

  • Ceiriog Valley and the Vale of Llangollen

    Ceiriog Valley and the Vale of Llangollen mountain bike route takes in the Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns in North Wales. It is graded moderate in technical ability and is 21.3 miles long and starts in Glyn Ceiriog.  It takes in the trails towards the eastern end of the Ceiriog Valley and for a short time drops into the Vale of Llangollen. This ride contains some testing climbs, which are paid back by some fast rocky descents and fantastic views. Start from the car park by the Community Centre in Glyn Ceiriog (GR204379)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ceiriog Valley and the Vale of Llangollen

  • Cilcain and Keegan's Lane

    Cilcain and Keegan's Lane route is a mountain bike route of 11.4 miles that starts just above the village of Cilcain in the Clwydian Range in North Wales. The route includes some of the best descents these hills have to offer including Keegan’s lane, at the bottom of which the famous footballer used to live (so I’m told, as I ride bikes). The ride has great variety with fast as you dare rocky double track, flowing singletrack, a big climb and some stunning views.

    1. The ride starts from the view point car park above Cilcain (GR170652). Turn right from the car park the follow the lane up a gentle climb to a crossroad junction (GR166653). Go across the junction then climb the lane straight on. Go past a farm on the right where the lane becomes a dirt track. Bear right then left on the double track through the trees, then immediately after leaving the trees bear right then left again. 

    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and Keegan's Lane

  • Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd

    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).


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    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

  • Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail

    Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail is a mountain bike route in The White Peak area of the Derbyshire Dales in the rolling hills and valleys of the Peak District. It is graded Moderate and is 26 miles long. 


    The route travels in an anticlockwise direction from the High Peak Trail and takes in a good number of the Dales. As well as stunning scenery there some great descents and hard climbs. Keep an eye on the weather though, if it’s wet it’ll be slippery with mud and the famous White Peak limestone. There is also one section, mentioned in the text, which could flood when the River Wye is high. It hasn't been a problem for me so far though. The ride starts in Sparklow car park on the High Peak Trail, just off the A515, 6.5 miles south east of Buxton.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail

  • Epping Forest MTB Loop

    Epping Forest MTB Loop is north east of London. Epping Forest is woodland and heathland and is muddy in in the winter (and sometimes in the summer as drains poorly). This route kicks off form High Beech (High Beech, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4). It is 25km long.
  • Fremington Edge

    Fremington Edge mountain bike GPS route is 22.5 miles long and is set in the North East corner of the Yorkshire Dales. It starts from Grinton Lodge YHA and circles Arkengarthdale. It contains a great mixture of riding from wide gravel tracks to fast and tight singletrack.


    Gets quite a mudfest in the winter though so check conditions first with both your enjoyment and trail environmental sustainability in mind. 


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Fremington Edge

  • Garburn Pass, Lake District MTB Route

    Garburn Pass, Lake District MTB Route is a 15 mile route. Known as one of the easier Lakes rides it is still tough and rocky with tough climbs and descents. 

  • Gunnerside Gill & Apedale

    Gunnerside Gill & Apedale mountain bike route in the Yorkshire Dales is 28.5 miles long and is graded moderate. It heads up Swaledale and Gunnerside before returning through Apedale. There's a good mixture of rocky trails through the Swaledale and over the moors with some great descents and long climbs in Gunnerside Gill and Apedale. Although a long, hard ride Gunnerside has some good mid-ride refuelling options.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gunnerside Gill & Apedale

  • Gyrn Moelfre - Long Version

    Gyrn Moelfre is a moutnain bike trail that takes in the Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns in North Wales. This is the longer version of the route (see medium version here). It is also graded moderate for technical ability and 23.5 miles long and starts in Glyn Ceiriog, and travels through the hills to the south side of the Ceiriog Valley. Stunning scenery and great riding make this loop well worth it. There is lots of great descending on this route but make sure you take your climbing legs as there are plenty of long steep climbs.


    It starts from the car park by the community centre in Glyn Ceiriog (GR204379)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gyrn Moelfre Long Version

  • Gyrn Moelfre - Medium Version

    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)


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    GPS log courtesy of Flsttyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gyrn Moelfre Medium Route

  • Hayfield and the Goyt Valley

    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

  • Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

    Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor GPS mountain bike route is in Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is graded moderate. This mountain bike route of 21 miles starts in Hebden Bridge. It climbs west out of the town on a circular route around Heptonstall Moor. The rocky trails are not particularly technical but there are some long, testing climbs and fast descents. This includes a 3.5 miles descent back to Hebden Bridge to finish the ride.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

  • Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor (FlatTyres)

    Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor GPS mountain bike route is in Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is graded moderate. This mountain bike route of 21.8 miles starts in Hebden Bridge. It climbs west out of the town on a circular route around Heptonstall Moor. The rocky trails are not particularly technical but there are some long, testing climbs and fast descents. This includes a 3.5 miles descent back to Hebden Bridge to finish the ride.

    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

  • Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route

    Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route in Calderdale, West Yorkshire is a moderately graded 23.5 mountain bike ride. It starts in Hebden Bridge and follows a big loop to Todmorden and back. It contains some great riding, the first half of which takes in the moors and reservoirs of the area. The second half drops through Calderdale, past the outskirts of Todmorden, following the packhorse trails and singletrack that criss-crosses the valley on the way back to Hebden Bridge.


    Kicks off  from the car park in the centre of town, just over the bridge from St George's Square, near the A6033.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route

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