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Blue Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

9 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Family cycling on the Grove Link Trail. Hamsterley Forest. North East England





This trail provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore the forest at a leisurely pace. The first stretch to Grove House is on a wide, purpose built cycle trail, before joining the Forest Drive to Blackling Hole. This stretch and the return through the forest to the Grove, is all on loose surfaced forest road. Please exercise caution when cycling on forest roads as this is shared with other users, including timber lorries. The last two miles is on the tarmac section of the Forest Drive.

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What do other visitors say?

Traveled 40 miles to do this route yesterday but it is currently shortened to 3 miles due to a bridge replacement which is taking 12 weeks! That's ok, but why does it say above "Trail is currently open" with no mention of the closure?

Matt, 5/Aug/2016

Sorry you were not provided the correct information prior to your trip. We display temporary closures/diversions via a 'latest news' banner. Unfortunately this expired and was not renewed. This has now been added to the top of this page.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

completed this blue route today with fience it's nice easy blue route. Grading bit misleading as not really a blue route but with its wide tracks with a nice long steady climb great little route to warm us both up before lunch then onto the red route

Jason, 2/Jul/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars


Anonymous, 27/May/2015
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OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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