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Red Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

14 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Cyclists riding the Lonesome Pine mountain bike trail in Kielder Forest                A trail for real adventurers who want to spend the day exploring the further reaches of the forest. The route follows the Blue Trail to the Grove before heading into the wider forest on a mixture of forest road and singletrack. Superb views await at the top of the forest overlooking Eggleston Moor before returning to the Grove via the Euden Beck on breathtaking stretches of singletrack.

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What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I was so lucky to meet Shaun R from GSK He invited me out to HF (Hamsterley Forest) to mtb-bike. It was a very good experience to mtb bike in this forest. There are a lots of trails here and they (the builders) has done a great job. There are a lots of down hill here and a lots of jumps. Persons who like to go down hill should try HF. Nature are fantastic and the trails are very wide compare to DK's I would say. You just have to go there.

Many thanks to Shaun R and HF

Allan S, Denmark, 24/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Easy enough to miss out on the gravel road bits of the red and just focus on the trails. Polty's and K-Line are a hoot - great work by the trailbuilders and FC. Thanks

Joe M, 23/Apr/2018
3 Stars 3 Stars

There was not enough singletrack for the extensive amount of fireroad. At the start,you went uphill for almost 2 hours with no singletrack or downhill. A good route for people with unlimited stamina and patience. I did the route in snow and ice which I would HIGHLY dis-encourage, this made the normally fun and fast sections slow and dangerous. We will be coming back for the Downhill Descent and the singletrack sections of the red route but will not be doing the whole red perimeter route.

Jacob, 17/Feb/2018
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What's Here?

  • Cycling Hire
  • Mountain biking
  • Cycle wash
  • Gradient (hard)


OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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