Mountain biking in Northumberland

Mountain biking
Veer off-road and go off the beaten track on Northumberland’s thrilling mountain bike routes. Our numerous, specialist trails cover diverse, continually changing landscapes and countryside, so you can treat your tyres to a tour of the great outdoors.

Something for the freewheelers​

From exploring the depths of Kielder’s rigorous red and black trails, to the classic Northumberland National Park routes, we have an abundance of year-round mountain biking opportunities. From beginner mountain bikers to expert explorers, you will find the route that’s right for you.

Northumberland has a growing reputation for year round mountain biking with some excellent specialist trails for all abilities such as Kielder Water & Forest Park which has an extensive network of off-road trails, as well as the family friendly Lakeside Way – a 26 mile trail that encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water. These facilities were one of the reasons Kielder Water & Forest Park was voted 'best tourism experience' at the 2013 Visit England awards.

Northumberland is also host to superb classic mountain bike routes in particular in Northumberland National Park.

One thing you can count on – which ever route or route combination you choose, you will find an amazing mix of varied and continually changing landscapes and countryside which will set the scene for a truly memorable two wheeled journey of discovery. 

The Sandstone Way is a fantastic new 120 mile mountain biking route between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham that runs along the Sandstone Ridge through the heart of North Northumberland. Linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops, the route links the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding National Beauty with Northumberland National Park, making it one of the most scenic rides in England.

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