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Hamsterley Forest Mountain Bike (MTB) Trails

Latest News (27/03/2017 16:32)

Please note - On Sunday 9 April, Transmission, Accelerator and Nitorus sections of the red grad MTB trail will be closed due to a Northern Downhill bike race. Diversions will be posted on the day.

Cyclists on 'The Loop', Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest is one of the Northeast’s premier mountain bike destinations, with over 2000 hectares of forest to explore on 33 miles of waymarked trails and countless more miles of seldom travelled forest road.

Whether it is high octane thrill seeking you are after on one of the extreme downhill courses, or a quiet cycle with your family, Hamsterley Forest has something for cyclists of all-abilities. Download the latest map of the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike trail network here.

For further information on Danny Hart's Descend Hamsterley downhill trails, please contact Paul Hart on 07882995610.

Hamsterley Trailblazers is a charity set up by enthusiastic local mountain bikers to promote their sport in the forest. They have raised funds to build new singletrack trails and meet monthly to trail build.


'The Loop' MTB skills area
  • Moderate
Hamsterley Forest 'The Loop' MTB skills area
Black Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
  • Severe
Black grade MTB trail
Blue Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
  • Moderate
Blue grade MTB trail
Red Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail
  • Hard
Red grade MTB trail
Last updated: 3rd March 2017

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