Mendip Hills Mountain Biking

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Mendip Hills, Wells BA5, UK
Burrington Combe – large parking areas at The Burrington Inn, the disused garden centre and in bays further up the combe. [BS40 7AT]

Rowberrow – medium car park at the Swan Inn – if you are a customer! [BS25 1QL]

Charterhouse – medium car park but it gets busy.

Shipham – medium car park at Lillypool Café [BS25 1RQ]

Cheddar – Reasonably priced and large pay parking at Tweentown at the bottom of The Gorge road.
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The Mendip Hills mountain bike trails are natural non-waymarked trails found to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset. Being limestone based these don't ride will in the wet months and are pretty much a slippery mud fest. Outside of then, spring and onwards there is some good riding to be had amongst the wide network of hills, bridleways, singletrack and country roads. It's famous for Cheddar Gorge rightly so but there is more on offer.

Mendip Hills Trails

  • It's known for Beacon Batch, the main ridge, the twee moorland bridleways of Black Down near Burrington Combe, extending into Rowberrow Wood with its steep and secret singletrack. Via linking lanes and shared-use paths, good trails extend south to Cheddar and west toward Bleadon.
  • All the built up bike trails are located in the Forestry Commission area of woodland that is behind Tynings farm. The Limestone link, the trail that runs along the northern edge of Blackdown and the trails up to Beacon Batch trig point are part of the standard loop. 

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  • It is the home of the Mendip24 charity event


  • If you have ridden the mountain bike trail in the Mendip hills then please share your experiences and post your pictures, videos and reviews to the listing. 


2017 MENDIP24 COURSE (provisional)


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