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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

7 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Mountain biking on the Verderers’ Trail

The highly rated Verderers’ trail, designed and built by Rowan Sorrell's 'Back on Track' team, is an exciting and adventurous trail for both intermediate and experienced cyclists on mountain bikes.

You’ll encounter a combination of different surfaces, narrow sections, moderate climbs, humps, flowing berms and undulating whoops. There are two shortcuts back to the cycle centre if you decide the trail is not suitable for you.

The trail has received huge plaudits and been one of the most popular trails in the country since its opening in 2011. The trail overall gives a massive feeling of fun and riders complete the final downhill section with a huge grin. Feedback has been unanimously positive with rave reviews from both hardcore cyclists and those that have not ridden a bike for many years.

Before cycling the trail, why not try out one of the skills areas near the trail start? This can help you get a feel for your bike and develop your off-road technique.


What do other visitors say?

Hello I was looking to ride the Verderers' Trail and was just wondering where this route started is Cannop Cycle Centre the best place to park and start from.

Many Thamks

James O'Donnell, 28/Aug/2018

Yes, the Verderers trail is at Cannop Cycle Centre, it starts near the bike hire yard and is waymarked in blue. Enjoy your ride!

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

1st time on a bike in a long time

Hartail and being 110kg not the easiest/comfiest ride but fantastic fun having never ridden a trail before defiantly plan on being a regular and chasing the time down

Mr Mr , 24/Aug/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

first time in a while that i have been mountain biking so i started on this trail and it is a great one to start with. loved it and would do it again

Anonymous, 3/Aug/2018
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Gradient (moderate)


OS Grid ref: SO 624 114

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