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Kielder Water and Forest Park Cycling Trails

Mountain biking in Britain doesn't come on much more of an epic scale than Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Cyclists on the new trail up to and around Deadwater. Kielder. Northumberland. Over 100 miles of trail, much of it single-track and all of it traffic-free, radiate out from the trail hub at Kielder Castle. All grades are here, catering for the inexperienced to the veteran MTBer. Highlights include the 26 mile, round-the-lake route known as the Lakeside Way, the demanding but spectacular Deadwater Trail network and the epic cross-border trails to Newcastleton. Download an overview map.

A volunteer trail group, the Kielder Trail Reavers, meet regularly to help build and maintain the trail network.

Bloody Bush Mountain Bike Trail
  • Hard
Bloody Bush Mountain Bike Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Borderline Cycle Trail
  • Easy
Borderline Cycle Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Castle Wood Skills Loop
  • Moderate
Castle Wood Skills Loop, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Cross Border Trail
  • Hard
Cross Border Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Deadwater Black Grade ('Up and Over')
  • Severe
Deadwater Black Grade (Up and Over) MTB Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Deadwater Mountain Bike Trail
  • Hard
Deadwater Mountain Bike trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Lakeside Way Cycle Trail
  • Moderate
Lakeside Way Cycle Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Lonesome Pine Trail
  • Hard
Lonesome Pine Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Osprey Mountain Bike Trail
  • Moderate
Osprey Mountain Bike Trail, Kielder Water and Forest Park
Last updated: 29th February 2016

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OS Grid ref: NY632936
Postcode: NE48 1ER

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Kielder Castle

01434 250209
kieldercastle@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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