Achnashellach Tea Hut Loop is an epic 9.5km GPS MTB route in the North Highlands region. It has a total ascent of 1675.56 ft and a maximum elevation of 1,252.17 ft. It starsts form the local Achnashellach train station car park.
The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.
Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.
Aldie Burn MTB GPS route is a challenging12.19 mile ride in Tain. There is a total ascent of 911.71 ft and has a maximum elevation of 879.56 ft. Park at the Aldie Burn forestry commission car park.
Bakewell and Longstone Edge mountain bike track is in the Peak district. It is graded technically moderate and is 8.5 miles long. It starts in Bakewell and travels through the rolling hills of the White Peak to Stoney Middleton and back. As well as some great riding there are some excellent views, especially on the trails across Longstone Edge.
It begins from the old railway station car park on the Monsal trail (GR222690).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Bakewell and Longstone Edge
Ballatar to Aboyne MTB GPS Route is a 16km Easy graded route in the Cairngorms region of the Highlands. Starting from either of the two local bike shops in Ballatar follow the signs to the old train station. Follow signs to the Deeside Way.
An easy ride that takes around an hour (around 9.7km). It starts form the Neptune Staircase lochs riding north on the well surfaced side of the canal. You can park in Banavie car park
Cow Hill is a challenging natural trail that is 10.8km long. Although short it is steep and physically rather than technically hard. You can park in the Braveheart car park in Glen Nevis taking the top car park path out to start the route.
Deeside Way - Drumoak to Banchory is an 11km GPS MTB route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside Way.
Head west out of Drumoak on the pavement beside the A93 and join the path on the left. The path follows the A93 until you reach Crathes, here the path shares the pavement for a short distance before turning left at the road junction. Cross the road at the waymarker onto the private access road. Follow the private road between the houses through a gate and across the old sand and gravel works until you arrive at a car park for the playing fields. Here walkers can cross the old stone pack bridge, cyclists and horses should follow the waymarkers to rejoin the path after the pack bridge.
For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/
This ride kicks off (and ends) at the Devils Punch Bowl car park in Hindhead. Lots of fun descents that are gnarly, can get quite steep, the occasional (breath holding) shute down on top also. It can get quite technical and the ups can be steep. I did quite a lot of pushing up but was worth it for the gnarly descents. Natural feel but a few carved sections and a really neat downhill area. Enjoy. About 8-9 miles long.
Graianrhyd and Nercwys Forest mountain bike route in the Clwydian Range on North Wales. It is graded easy and is 9.8 miles long. It starts from the car park at the Rose and Crown in Graianrhyd (please pop in and let the landlord know you’re there). Graianrhyd is a a small village to the east of the Clwydian Range. It follows the trails through the low hills around Eryrys and Nercwys Forest for some great riding on a mixture of double track, singletrack and forest track.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Graianrhyd and Nercwys Forest
The Great Hograh Moor, North Yorkshire Moors MTB GPS Route is 6 miles long.
Gunnerside Gill, Yorkshire Dales is a 9 mile Swaledale / Yorkshire Dales classic circular MTB route. Starts atMelbecks, DL11 6PW.Find out about the wider region here at on the trail listing https://www.ibikeride.com/england/2429-gunnerside-gill-yorkshire-dales-mountain-bike-trails
This mountain bike route of 7.3 miles starts from Ffrith and travels over Hope Mountain, one of the first hills on the Welsh side of the North Wales border, near Chester and not far from the Clwydian Range. While there are some steep climbs they are on quiet country lanes, which makes accessing the trails on the hills a little easier. It’s a quiet area with stunning views and some fun riding, so great for a morning or afternoon blast. Some of the trails can be quite muddy in the wet.
It kicks off from the small bridge over the stream on the main road through Ffrith. Head into the village, immediately passing the gated entrance to the village hall and playing fields on the right. Continue ahead to the far side of the village where the road goes up a short climb to a junction with a lane on the right. Go straight on along the road to head up the valley, eventually coming to a junction with a road on the left dropping into the bottom of the valley. Go straight on and climb the road into Llanfynydd, to a junction by the pub in the middle of the village.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hope Mountain.
Lairig Ghru GPS MTB Route. Lairig Ghru route in the Cairngorms is rocky, flowing and short. It starts from Badenoch and Strathspey Ward, Highland, PH22 1QG
This Malvern Hills MTB GPS route is 9.5 miles long and starts from Great Malvern, WR14. The Malverns is a narrow ridge on the Hereford and Worcester border.
The Minton Batch, Long Mynd MTB GPS Route is in Shropshire. Minton Batch is a famous descent. This MTB route starts in Church Stretton SY6 6 and is 10 miles long.
Pontfadog and the Vale of Llangollen mountain bike route takes in the Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns. It is graded moderate and is 8.5 miles long. It mainly consists of two big climbs and two big descents, from the Cieiorg Valley to the Vale of Llangollen and back. The descents are definitely worth the climbs, as are the stunning views. The ride starts in Pontfadog from a car park on the main road, next to the river and opposite the Post Office.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Pontfadog and the Vale of Llangollen
The Quiraing MTB Loop is on the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the Higlands. It's short (around 7 miles) but one of those bucket list rides)
The Snowdon - Llanberis Path 10 mile mountain bike GPS route starts in Llanberis, in Snowdonia, North Wales and climbs the Llanberis Path to the summit of Snowdon before returning down the same track.It is graded Difficult/ Hard. Before attempting this, or any of the other Snowdon routes, remember even though it is covered in tourists Snowdon is a big mountain, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. The majority of the riding is made up of steep, bouldery trials that will test your riding skills to the limit. The percentages on what is ridable are based on a very fit rider comfortable with Scottish level black runs. Which ever route you choose there will be a certain amount of hike-a-biking, so you must be happy with pushing and carrying your bike. Also, please adhere to the times of the voluntary bike ban.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Snowdon - Llanberis Path.
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