Kielder Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Fantastic wilderness
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
All the trails have been improved with new surfacing and better lines and features in many places. Some of the climbs still demand the best your legs can offer, but the rewards are there with amazing views and stunning descents. A great variety of trails to both whet new appetites and further develop existing ones.
The low level multi user trails are the best I have come across and are a fabulous day out for any level of rider. Great for chilling and great for endurance training too.

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Good Points
Long days in the middle of wild places
Riding into Scotland for a pint in Newcastleton
Two trail centres in one day without getting off the bike
Always the chance of Ospreys in spring and summer
Bad Points
Summer midges, but we can outrun them!
Would you recommend?
Yes
G
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Awesome Kielder
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Great centre for all the family. We love how many trails in one place.

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Good Points
Lakeside Way and Osprey Trail are just amazing. So much open space in Kielder. We love it.
Bad Points
Midges in summer so just keep peddling
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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Kielder rocks!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Fantastic trail centre. Decent length trails for any level of rider, always worth the visit!

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Yes
T
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Great all round trail centre
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Kielder Water & Forest is a spectacular home for some of the best mtb trails in the North of England, with amazing scenery and a great sense of wilderness. The trail centre has an excellent variety and balance of trail grades with everything from leisurely green routes by the lake to leg-busting climbs and technical descents on the red and black routes. The blue route was the first trail I ever rode on mtb, and the wife and I still love a good blast around it! Some trails have been hit badly by wind blown trees and floods in recent years, but the FC and the Kielder Trail Reavers have worked really hard at restoring, and making some great improvements to all trails. Would highly recommend Kielder to any mtb rider!

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Good Points
Variety of trails
Scenery
Facilities
Ongoing trail developments
Good food at castle cafe
Bad Points
Midges in summer
Would you recommend?
Yes
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So many trails in one place
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Love Kielder so much to it and u can ride to Newcastleton from the Castle.

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Good Points
Wide range of trails, love Deadwater and Lonesome Pine.Osprey is a good Blue.

Trail crews work all year round so like the subtle changes that keep adding to the network.
Bad Points
Midges in height of summer. No phone reception is that a bad thing?
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Fantastic place for MTB
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Highly recommended. Also I love camping so camping site is handy for me and my family.

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Good Points
Different choices of trail, family friendly and bicycle shop staff are friendly and helpfull. We been several times and will come back again.
Bad Points
Midges;)
Would you recommend?
Yes
FL
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KTR
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
All the trails are great if you need help or advice the staff at the bike place are brilliant and the food at the castle cafe is always great.

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Good Points
Excellent place to be
Bad Points
Midges
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Found all the trails to be excellent live returning to see the improvements that are always being do
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Brilliant everytime I go

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Good Points
All the trails are great if you need help or advice the staff at the bike place are brilliant and the food at the castle cafe is always great.
Bad Points
Only really one and that's the midges
Would you recommend?
Yes
D
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Deadwater fell and lonesome pine
(Updated: June 27, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Keilder has to be one of the most scenic trail centers a have been to. A lovely place to explore walk and ride. Choice of 3 red trails here. the deadwater trail, red with an optional black loop up to deadwater fell. At the start there is a small skills area with 4 different lines on it. Good way to get the heart going. Once we got going we found the climbs not to severe and the descents weren't to bad either, that was until we did the deadwater fell climb! Its black graded and steep and rocky and seemed to take forever. Worth it though for the view from the top. 1900 feet above sea level and on a clear day you can see both east and west coasts. The descent from there is very good, what looks like a fire road from some videos is actually a loose steep and fast ride to the bottom. Well worth the long hard climb. Back onto the red after that. A fun drop down into the forest which looked like it had recently been repaired from storm damage. The rest of the return route back to car park was pretty good, some sections could have had a bit more to them but overall it is well worth riding.
the lonesome pine trail heads the pother way out the car park and follows the blue route around kielder water for a while. (very scenic) it then climbs through the forrest with a few ups and downs with the odd rock tjhrown in. the climb up to the boardwalk seemed to last forever and was hard work (it was also 31 degrees c when we rode) the highlight is the boardwalk though. wasnt sure which tree was the "lonesome" pine as there was a few up there!
once off the boardwalk some of the descents from there were all really loose. seemed to zap your speed as very little grip. the ones that werent loose however were very fast and rocky. great fun.

User Review

Good Points
A lot of fun
Amazing views
Good variety of trails
Middle of nowhere
Bad Points
Some sections didn't have a good flow
very loose in places
Middle of nowhere!
Would you recommend?
Yes
B
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kielder mtb
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
I always been going to kielder, recently due to logging its lost few trails, but now with ndh and fc help they getting rebuild, wish there were more black grade trails with lots of features, similar to into the valley, forest dive etc

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Good Points
Beautiful scenery, trails getting rebuilt, bike shop, helpful staff
Bad Points
Far from newcastle :)
Would you recommend?
Yes
D
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