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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.

Please be aware that the route of the Lime Burner trail on the new cycle map  contains some sections of trail that are yet to be built, so please check the latest cycle diversion map (available from the Information Point) before setting out.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Just got back from my 1st visit and it won't be the last, really good trails. Great sign posts that are easy to follow as well so no getting lost! Awesome blast round the red and blue.

Wellsie, 22/Jul/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Just got back from cycling the Lime Burner trail. A great 10 mile cycle to test your skill. It's not the toughest trail but you've got to keep your eye on the ball as there are plenty of twists and a few suprises. The various pits on the trail are great to play in (no 4 is now open and needs a bit of care!) the big pit by the "Beast" is fun and challenging but be carefull not to miss it, it's before the Beast. Then the Beast to finish, nice adrenalin rush near the end. Enjoy.

Keith & Bradley, 29/Jun/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

I rode the Lime Burner trail yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Quite a fast flowing and smooth trail, with 'The Beast' at the end providing slightly more technical riding, although it is more of a 'family' red trail, than a demanding red trail. The pump track wasn't open, but looks like it will be a lot of fun when it is.

The car park price is ridiculous though. I'd recommend looking at a map and parking elsewhere and starting/finishing the trail in somewhere other than the centre, as I think 9 is far to much to park for 4 hours. Especially as there are better and more varied trails to ride in the UK for less than half the price and you can park there all day.

Joseph Prime, 28/Dec/2016

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a great time riding the trails. The parking fee you refer to is the site entry fee, which contributes to the upkeep of the whole site including the play areas, the maintenance of existing trails and the development of new ones. Purchasing an annual Discovery Pass at 58 represents good value for money and includes additional benefits for all of the family.

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