Thetford Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Good bit of fun
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
2.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
Good xc trails. Room for improvement.

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Good Points
Good xc trails
Good bike shop on site
Nice clean area
Bad Points
Stupid car park system, takes ages to pay
Very expensive car park
Trails always have diversions or complete closure for un necessary safety precautions
Would you recommend?
Yes
R
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Fast Thetford
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Yes Suffolk is flat but there are still some nice 'rises' throughout the forest both on marked and unmarked trails. Anyone thinking they are not 'hills' should pedal harder!

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Good Points
Fast flowing single track with an all weather trail that is constantly being improved. Good services out of High Lodge and also cheaper parking option from Brandon Country Park side (small cafe and toilets only). Lots of marked and graded trails plus many unmarked trails Brandon side, also Santon Downham is a nice 'warm up' ride away for tight twisty single track. Fun to be had in many bomb holes and nice rising climbs to get your teeth stuck into on the big ring!
Bad Points
No real technical features. High Lodge doesn't have showers and parking is typically quite high as with most trail centres.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Flat but fun
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
(Coming from the Cheviots) its flat it's fun, and if you're fit it's really fast....
much of it (apart from the bits in the pine tree stands) is usually not too muddy.
Signage not 100% and I've met other strangers who've got lost.
Other riders are too a man really friendly,
where else would a complete stranger let you vanish into the distance on his new single speed ridgid 29er.. well maybe he knew I wouldn't go far :).
The Thetford Trailbuilders twitter feed is very useful, up to date, not too many tweets just the current trails conditions and issues we all need to know.

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Good Points
If you aren't fit it isn't quite so obvious...
If it's not too busy a good and friendly LBS on site.
VERY family friendly.
Always some of the trails rideable, although not all trails/ sections of the trails when it's really really wet..
Caff OK, not the legendary HUB at Glentress, but more than adequate.
I used to balk at the car parking charges..but hey someone has to pay the workers, and it's a good deal because you can realistically stay for a good half day, riding the trails and then after lunch play in the bomb holes.
Bad Points
It is flat.......so no North Shore (when I was last there in 2012..)
no hairy bits to scare you Sh*$Less.
Not much in the way of techie rock gardens etc.
The mud is very acid, you really have to use the on site (only a quid) bike wash otherwise chains etc. rust real fast.
Would you recommend?
Yes
G
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Fun but flat
(Updated: February 28, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
I think the fitter you are and the harder you can attack the singletrack the more rewarding it would be.

When i went I wasnt fit enough to get the max fun. Compared to my usual rides this is flat, rolling at best.

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Good Points
IT is good fun, and plenty of singletrack goodness :)
Bad Points
Flat
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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The Red
(Updated: May 31, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
A fun build up your endurance track but is a bit flat so you need to work it hard. If you do there is reward.

User Review

Good Points
Great pump training ground
Good facilities
Bad Points
Bit flat
Could do with some more technical features thrown in
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
#1 Reviewer 89 reviews
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