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Beginners Route

Beginners Route - (Blue) 12 km/7.5 miles

So you have a good level of fitness and you want to give mountain biking a go? This is a great route to try before embarking on the longer ‘Intermediate’ Route. It is still 12km in length, and there is a gradual climb up through the forest until it splits with the Intermediate Route at the top of the forest. Then comes the essence of what mountain biking is all about - you are rewarded for your uphill climb!

There is a great route to be enjoyed back to the Centre – which is mostly comprised of gradual downhills - but interspersed with a few gentle uphill sections, just to keep you on your toes! This route also has a selection of small humps and other features to add a degree of challenge! The route can be wet and muddy in places depending on the weather conditions.

Click on the picture below to download the trails and walks .pdf

Click here to download the Mountain bike and Walks pdf |

Personal Safety

  • Ride within your ability
  • Ensure your bike is safe to ride and be prepared for all emergencies
  • Always carry some sort of identification
  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
  • Reflective materials on your clothes or bike can save your life
  • ALWAYS wear a helmet
  • Particular care should be taken on unstable or wet surfaces

Follow the Forest Cycle Code