Kielder Forest MTB Trail Centre (Blue Trails Day)

Off Road (Trail) Biking
Oct 09

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Kielder is rugged mountain bike heaven.  Come and experience some of the best single tracks in the UK with breathtaking views.  Home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest.

This is a blue grade day, ideal for those wanting to try mountain biking.  Its about 23km in total.  Most of the trail is single track with the final section coming back around part of the Lakeside route.  The route is called Osprey. Depending on time, there could be time at the end to do either extend or spend some time in the bike skills park and have a look in the bike trail shop.

Kielder is only a handful of houses, but it does have a small pub, a campsite and a cafe at the castle for when we get back.  There is no/little mobile coverage apart from when on the very top of the hills.  There are no cash machines so bring cash.  Food is available at the small shop, cafe and pub but you will need to bring lunch and snacks that you want during the day.

Public car parking is charged at £5 per day in the village.  However, if you want to make a weekend of it and do both events, why not stay at the campsite, which is very close to the pub and park for free! Campsite

If you're looking for a B&B then why not stay at  The Pheasant Inn

NB I hope to increase the attendance if the COVID restriction allow.

Want to make a weekend of it ? then clink on the links for further details:

Kielder Saturday Blue

Kielder Sunday RED

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