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The Kitchener Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.6/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

8 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

The Kitchener Trail is named after Lord Kitchener the famous General of WW1. The flowing and twisty trail links up the wider forest and a large number of wild trails. At 13km long, it is fast and a challenge to ride at differing times of the year.  The trail is graded red and is a great introduction to singletrack for riders wanting to progess into off road cycling.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

For my first time on this type of trail, I didn't really know what to expect! But it was really enjoyable and I loved the challenge, thanks!

Joe, 17/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time there today met up with a lad who pointed me in the direction of the red route, have to say best thing I did lately was upgrade to xt brakes, saved me all but once when I did my best superman over the bars impression. Fast single track good climbs and lots of twists and turns. Caf staff very pleasant food good too. Facilities are excellent. Thanks to Garry for showing me round. Will definitely be back. Already twisting my riding buddies arms to have a jolly boys outing there. Well done to the trail builders on a fantastic job. And to anyone who has not been yet but have read the professional complainers comments. Come and try it and make your own mind up. I did and so glad I did. The only downfall is the fact that on my way home and some deliberation my decision was made. At the expense of upsetting my better half. A full suspension is going to find its way to my shed.

Les , 9/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I have come here on holiday, left the kids in the pool and went out on my own. I have a carbon full suss 29er and am 47 years old, I have been riding Mtb for 20+ years and your course was awesome I had a great time, so fast and fantastic views of the countryside as I am still not fit !! Really really good. It will trip you up if your not concentrating if not you are going too slow. A+++

Jon, 3/Sep/2016
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre provides info and leaflets for the forest trails and events
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OS Grid ref: SK611625

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