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Got to be the best trail centre in England. From the swoopy blue outrun up the aptly named DOA and great high speed descents there is something for all styles of rider. The North loop is arguably even better but the initial ascent(25%!!) is ridiculously steep but great sense of achievement when you manage to "clean" a section. The final drop is at least as good as Llandegla. Great visitor centre shame that the power wash was broken and trail head showers would be a great addition a la Coed-Y-Brenin.

Fenners, 26/Jul/2017
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Had a great day out, did the north and south loop. Me and some of the lads thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be making a visit or two again this year

Jim Tilley, 1/Jan/2017
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Fantastic day, thank you! My son loved the Altura and I think the Seat How Summit Trail is the best forest trail going. Very atmospheric in the most today! Can also recommend the gingerbread in the cafe...

Hazel Walton, 11/Dec/2016
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Fantastic day out with some great downhill secriins

Peter bradbury, 1/Oct/2016
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went in the summer when it was dry, thoroughly enjoyed it, i especialy enjoyed the grand national. veiws are exelent

Brent, 22/Sep/2016
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Brilliant trail centre! The climbs are tough and lung busting and the descents are fast and exhilarating. If it were closer, I would go every week. I have never seen so many incredible views at a trail centre.

Blue route is a good option too. My 7 year old found it challenging in sections but very much rideable.

Highly recommended.

Jonny P, 19/Aug/2016

Thank you, glad you're enjoying the trails. At least the fantastic views give you an excuse to stop and have a breather!

Forestry Commission Response
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Brilliant fast and flowing with great down hill sections on North and South loop , blue route is also well worth doing with great berms ,try to get here as often as possible.

Tat sleeves, 6/Jul/2016
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Cracking day out - used hire bikes " cube" did the job well enough. Rode the red north trail bit of a slog in parts but spectacular views in the sun. The decent was interesting with tricky sections in the trees but with some fast and exhilarating downhill sections - loved it so went on to do half of blue route x2 which was also enjoyable. Good bunch of staff willing to help Brilliant! Great fun, great views, what`s not to like?

Love this place! The trails are brilliant, they have a good all round level of riding. Especially the drop back into the centre the downhill sections here are fantastic. I love this place that much I go here more than anywhere else, probably every fortnight. It's a 500 mile round trip also.

Anonymous, 9/Jun/2016
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one of the best places i have rode

ryan jackson, 9/Jun/2016
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one of the best places i have rode

ryan jackson, 9/Jun/2016
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Love this place! The trails are brilliant, they have a good all round level of riding. Especially the drop back into the centre the downhill sections here are fantastic. I love this place that much I go here more than anywhere else, probably every fortnight. It's a 500 mile round trip also.

Best MTB Track in the Lakes, 25/Feb/2016
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Brilliant! Great fun, great views, what`s not to like?

Bryan, 11/May/2015
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