Kielder Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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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
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Kielder - Lonesome Pine and Bloody Bush trails
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
The remoteness and solitude of Kielder may not suit all but i enjoyed it and shall return to try out the other trails available.

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Good Points
Parking was plentiful on a fresh December morning and at £4 for the day i thought it was reasonable.The shop was closed today but the toilets where open with not another sole about.
I had quick blast around the skills course and then headed for the red route - Lonesome Pine and Bloody Bush.
The trails themselves are very raw and dont have that bedded in feeling which makes them more natural surface, once they get more use the smoother and faster they will become.
Bad Points
The only negative point i have about the trail is that the Northshore wooden section of the trail was totally un-rideable due to it wet/damp slippy surface which the signage does warn you of.
Would you recommend?
Yes
Lonesome Pine and Bloody Bush trail
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Kielder
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
5.0
Really impressed with Kielder, recently done Lonesome Pine and Bloody Bush trails which I found good quality and fun routes with a mix of terrain and stunning views! Its about an hour out of Newcastle so easily accessible.

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Good Points
Kielder is stunning and there is plenty to go at here, including some longer rides. Great facilities and generally a nice place to be.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Great scenery in the Borders
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
You'd perhaps need a couple of days to complete the red and black trails here. The Deadwater Trail was a good warm up with some very technical climbing over boulders, not helped by a couple of gates to open on the way up.

The lonesome pine trail was varied though a bit loose in places, and it was quite a long ride along the lakeside way to get to the start of the trail proper. Trail builders were out in force adding more diversity to the singletrack already in place. The view from the top of the hill is great reward on a fine day. We didn't take the plunge and do the Bloody Bush trail.

For those taking families Kielder is ideal- plenty of easy graded trails and alternative activities when youngsters get bored- a maze, wildlife watching, outdoor activities(climbing, kayaking etc), mini golf, stargazing in the observatory at night.

We'll be back to complete the rest of the trails but its too far away to make it a regular visit.

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Good Points
Enough trails to make a weekend of it
trails not too busy
great views on a nice day
Cycle hire available
There is a pub on site
Bad Points
Most remote village in the whole of England
Take plenty of midge repellent (Avon Skin So Soft does the trick if you can cope with stick from your pals)
Not many flowing downhill sections (on the trails we completed)
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Skills area
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
I used the skills area whilst attending a demo day..
(The Bioicon with it's (still) unique take on adjustable suspension fairly blew me away as a versitile trail muncher).
The skills area is well planned, easily accessed, lots of variety, all of which is present on the actual trails.

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Good Points
Its a great if small skills area.
Miles and miles and miles of tracks..
The round the lake circuit however is a longish but nice family trundle.
Bad Points
We took the green trail (up the old railway line (2011) that was..well very boring,
an out and back on the flat, with little scenery of interest.

WARNING there is no insect repellant currently available which will deter the midgies here...
and it's in the middle of nowhere...
If you are travelling this far..go to Glentress/Inners.
Would you recommend?
No
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