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.
Homing specialist trails for all abilities is *Kielder Water & Forest Park, which has an extensive network of off-road trails. Its rigorous red and black trails take you into Forestry England’s off road routes, including the Bloody Bush trail, the Lonesome Pine or the Deadwater trails to take in the plummeting, 1900 ft summit of Deadwater Fell.
** DEADWATER TRAILS AT KIELDER WATER & FOREST PARK CLOSED FROM WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2023 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **
* Please check the Visit Kielder and Forestry Commission websites for the latest on openings/closures since Storm Arwen.
Northumberland is also host to superb classic mountain bike routes in particular in Northumberland National Park. The Sandstone Way is a fantastic 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.
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.