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Deadwater Mountain Bike Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

9.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Into the Valley section has suffered washout from heavy rain and is open and rideable with extreme care

Trail description

Deadwater Trial Ride, Kielder

Experience two of the best single track trails in England and some of the best views in Britain. Whether you choose the Deadwater red grade trail or the extremely challenging “Up and Over” black grade trail, you will be taking in the 1,900 foot summit of Deadwater Fell which straddles the English/Scottish border and gives sensational 360° views from coast to coast (on a clear day). The trail plummets from the peak back down to Kielder Castle on specially constructed single track, packed full of features.

The first ever full on singletrack within Kielder Water & Forest Park, this trail is difficult and packed with many trail features like technical climbs, rock drop off’s, barmy berms, sweet singletrack and sweeping north shore. Download a trail map.

Overview map of ALL Kielder's 100 miles of trails (download pdf here).

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I haven't ridden here for a few years but did the whole deadwater route today and have to say I'm really impressed! Loved the three dogs climb which is new since I was last here. We rode right to the top (a very boring drag up a forest rode) but I'm so glad we dug in and did it as the views were stunning and the descent was surprisingly good fun. I loved the next sections of decscent through the trees which flowed beautifully. We didn't ride the black as it was closed but I loved the rest of it - well done trail reavers, you're doing a great job!

Mummy Pig, 5/May/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

A lot of excellent work done on the trails since we rode them last, like the new berms and the new Forrest Dive. Be back again soon, keep tuning the trails guys.

Anonymous, 23/Feb/2015

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Postcode: NE48 1ER

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