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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

10 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

(Formerly known as the Black cycle route)

The Lime Burner Trail is for experienced riders only. This trail provides the chance to hone your riding skills with crests and dips, bomb holes and single track. 'The Beast' towards the end of the trail is a fantastic roller coaster ride of ups, downs and tight corners, perfect if you are looking for an adrenaline rush. 

High levels of skill, experience and off-road knowledge with a high level of endurance fitness is required. This route is NOT suitable for riders under sixteen years old. 

Download our z fold cycling guide map (PDF) . Maps are available to purchase from the High Lodge Information Point and the cost is £1.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I have ridden the Lime Burner trail a number of times and am saddened by the number of discarded plastic drinks bottles being dropped by others on the route. It's such a beautiful place to cycle and presumably most of the people using it appreciate this and are keen cyclists, as you rarely see anyone walking this trail. Why then are the some of same cyclists being so selfish and irresponsible when it comes to littering? Please don't drop your empty bottles!

Luke Hall, 17/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

went to thetford last saturday 15/8/15 enjoying my ride as i always do,going through the beast for the second time i was held up by a 2 young girls a woman and 4 dogs, none had helmets on and at least 3 of the dogs were running loose,two other cyclists had already stopped and spoken to the woman,one day a cyclist or a dog will get hurt, can we have some signs banning dogs from at least the red trails,not to much bothered if people do not care about there own safety its the dogs i worry about.

sw, 17/Aug/2015

Thank you for your feedback and we do ask that all visitors keep their dogs under control when visiting High Lodge.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Came across the start of the trail and just tried it out, didn't really know what to expect. I thought it was great fun following the twisting and turning path through the trees. I was glad there were options to go around some of the bigger pits as I'm not that experienced. As one of the previous posters said the bumpy bit is a bit dull but overall the trail was excellent fun to do.

KB, 25/Jun/2015
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