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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

approximately 11.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Trail Map of Hopton Woods


Trail description

Serious climbs, sweeping descents and a bit of rooty downhill the Pearce XC offers an excellent ride for proficient mountain bikers.

Hopton view from seed orchard climb, Pearce XC trail, autumn, Hopton Woods, MarchesHopton stream, crossing Pearce XC trail, Hopton Woods, Marches






This trail is largely unsurfaced, expect conditions to change according to the weather and the season.

Warm Up on the Qualifier

The qualifier loop runs close to the car park and is a great way to get warmed up and tweak your bike before heading into the wood proper.



What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent ride. Decent length ample parking and good old day out. Also very well maintained trail.

Aaron b, 28/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent tracks with some challenging (& fun!) downhill sections. Well worth the trip, looking forward to getting back there!

Daniel Gilbey, 28/Apr/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic fun. Climbs are good and challenging but they are exhausting if you brave a second lap. Rode well despite heavy recent rain.

Tom, 21/Aug/2016
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OS Grid ref: SO 355 784
Postcode: SY7 0QF

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Nicola Cowell
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977

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