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THE GOOD MOUNTAIN BIKING GUIDE
ENGLAND & WALES

The Good MTB Guide
Wouldn't you love to be riding along here! The front cover area is on page 266 of the guide.
Book Size: 218mm x 14.5mm x 23mm (depth)
640 Pages.

The book is a huge resource to help plan where to mountain bike and what you can do when there. It is the definitive guide to great mountain biking in England & Wales. 500 areas to ride with over 700 route ideas giving 17,000km of fantastic riding to suit every kind of rider - from beginner to expert. "Never again arrive in a new area with only a vague idea of what might be possible - and waste valuable, hard earned, riding time trying to find a trail. It is not designed to be taken out on the trails - use this guide to plan a day ride, a mountain biking weekend, a full blown holiday, or a sneaky ride whilst away visiting family or friends. Look at the many colour photos for inspiration. The Good Mountain Biking Guide allows you to go prepared and get the most out of the time you have on your bike".

"The guide’s breadth of coverage is unique, and earns it a place on any mountain biker’s bookshelf".

CTC

CTC The UK's National Cyclists' Organisation

 

"It’s a great book for planning trips, and looking at the area were based in (Calderdale) it seems pretty spot on in it’s descriptions – It’s not a blow by blow 'turn left at crooked gate' type guide book, more of an overview of an area with a host of useful information in terms of parking, eating, public transport and how to get there, even bike shops if you snap something.

It has suggested routes but also further reading if your looking for more in depth route guides.

It’s the kind of thing we imagine would be great to pour over for planning trips, or in your dashboard pocket when you’re looking for that parking space or bike shop."

Singletrack

"The Good Mountain Biking Guide is a solid attempt to pull together the best trails from around the country using the vast public rights of way network. It also identifies the main trail centres.

 

It covers England and Wales and is quite a tome at some 637 pages. It's packed with bespoke maps identifying the trails at varying scales, usually around 1:75,000. Farm track type trails are identified as opposed to other (likely trickier or rougher) trails, which is extremely handy, though it would have been nice to get more than just the occasional comment on the exact condition of the surface and surroundings. Pubs, cafes and parking are also there. The index of 3,000 place names is handy too.

 

All the usual contenders for mountain biking areas are there, including the Peaks and the Lakes, but there are also many exciting sounding areas you might not have thought of exploring: the Isle of Man, Cheviots, Shropshire Hills or the Quantocks anyone?"

 

"Highly Recommended".

 

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Explore the map below. All the markers represent a base for which the book contains route information as and general information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Areas Covered in the Book

 

If you have ever wondered what you can do where, then this is the book!

 

In The Good Mountain Biking Guide you will find route suggestions and information for areas around all the places shown on the map below.

 

 

Use the controls to zoom in and out, grab the map to move around.

 

 

A list of areas covered (the areas are called by a main place in the area)

NORTH

The Lake District

Ambleside (east)
Ambleside (west)
Blawith
Coniston (north)
Coniston (south)
Dalston
Eskdale Green
Glenridding
Grizedale
Grizedale Forest Park
Hawkshead
Kendal (east)
Kendal (north)
Keswick (north)
Keswick (south)
Loweswater / Buttermere
Newby Bridge
Patterdale
Pooley Bridge
Seathwaite
Silecroft
Staveley (north)
Staveley (south)
Threlkeld
Whinlatter Forest Park
Whitbarrow

Northumberland National Park & The Cheviots

Alwinton
Barrowburn
Ford
Ingram
Kielder Dam
Kielder Forest (Trail Centre)
Kirknewton
Wooler
North Pennines &
Central Northumberland
Allendale Town
Allenheads
Blanchland / Edmundbuyers
Blencarn
Bowes
Castle Carrock
Castleside
Chopwell Wood
Consett
Cow Green Reservoir
Descend Bike Park
Esh Winning
Hamsterley Forest
Haydon Bridge
Langley Park
Nenthead
Romaldkirk / Middleton in Teesdale
St John’s Chapel

Yorkshire Dales & Forest of Bowland

Appletreewick
Askrigg
Barningham
Blubberhouses
Bolton Abbey / Embsay
Castle Bolton
Clapham
Conistone
Dunsop Bridge (north)
Dunsop Bridge (south) / Chipping
Gisburn Forest
Grassington / Gargrave
Hawes (north)
Hawes (south)
Horton in Ribblesdale
Ingleton
Kettlewell
Kirby Hill
Kirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Malzeard
Kirkby Stephen
Lofthouse / Horsehouse
Malham
Marske
Masham
Muker
Pateley Bridge (north)
Pateley Bridge (south)
Reeth (north) / Langthwaite
Reeth (south)
Ribblehead (east)
Ribblehead (north)
Ribchester
Sedbergh (north) / Ravenstonedale
Sedbergh (south)
Settle
Stainburn
Stainforth
Swinsty & Timble Trails
Thoralby
Whalley
Wray / Slaidburn

North York Moors & The Wolds

Burniston
Church Houses / Westerdale
Clay Bank
Dalby Forest Trails
Danby (north) / Scaling Dam
Danby (south)
DOA Downhill Trail
Everley
Goathland
Great Ayton / Pinchinthorpe
Great Givendale
Guisborough Forest Trails
Hawnby
Helmsley
Hole of Horcum
Holtby
Hutton-le-Hole
Huttons Ambo
Kirby Grindalythe
Nawton
North Grimston
Pace Bike Park
Pickering
Ravenscar
Rosedale Abbey (north)
Rosedale Abbey (south)
Rudston
Sheriff Hutton
Sutton Bank
Swainby
Welburn
Wetwang

South Lancashire, West Yorkshire & Cheshire

Aberford
Billinge Wood Trails
Bingley
Colne
Cragg Quarry
Crompton Moor
Delamere Forest
Emley
Haworth
Healey Nab Trails
Hebden Bridge
Hollingworth Lake / Littleborough
Horsforth
Ilkley
Lee Quarry Mountain Bike Centre
Luddenden Foot
Marsden
Newmillerdam
Northowram
Oxenhope
Pudsey
Ripponden / Mytholmroyd
Rivington
Saltaire
Shadwell / Collingham
South Kirkby
Tatton Park Estate
Temple Newsam
Tockholes
Todmorden
Waterfoot

Isle of Man

Ballaugh / Kirk Michael
Colby
Douglas
South Barrule
St John’s / Glen Maye

MIDLANDS
&
EASTERN

 

The Peak
District

 

Ashbourne
Ashover
Bakewell
Bollington
Buxton
Carsington Water
Diggle
Digley Reservoir
Eyam
Glossop
Hartington / Waterhouses
Hathersage
Hayfield
Hayfield / Edale
Ladybower (north)
Ladybower (south) / Hope
Langley (Macclesfield Forest)
Langsett
Linacre (north)
Linacre (south)
Longnor
Middleton Top
Miller’s Dale
Oakamoor
Parsley Hay
Penistone / Cawthorne
Ringinglow
Roman Lakes
Tintwistle
Wharncliffe Woods
Wincle

 

Shropshire Hills, Malverns &
West Midlands

 

Alcester
Alfrick
Ashley Heath
Bishop’s Castle
Bringewood
Brocton
Cannock Chase
Chelmarsh
Church Stretton (east)
Church Stretton (west)
Cleehill
Clent
Clun
Eastridge Wood
Great Malvern
Hopton Wood
Kington
Kinver
Lowsonford
Ludlow
Much Wenlock
Nantmawr Quarry
Ribbesford DH
Snailbeach
Wellesbourne
Wyre Forest

 

East Midlands

 

Braunston-in-Rutland
Clumber Park
Cottesbrooke
Dale Abbey
Doveridge
Gunthorpe / Thurgarton
Hamilton Hill Freeride Park
Hickling
Lowick
Melton Mowbray
Moreton Pinkney
National Forest Cycle Centre
Netherseal
Rutland Water
Salcey Forest
Sherwood Pines
Silverstone
South Wingfield
Sprotbrough
Stathern
Teversal
Teversal Trails
Ticknall
Tilton on the Hill
Tugby
Zouch

 

Norfolk,
Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

 

Fulbourn
Rendlesham Forest
Royston
Thetford Forest

SOUTH
EAST

 

The Chilterns &
North Home Counties

 

Aldbury
Aston Hill
Chicksands
Chicksands Bike Park
Chinnor
Epping Forest
Great Offley
Greensands Bike Park
Hainault Forest Park
Henley-on-Thames
Ibstone
Letty Green
Princes Risborough
Stoke Row
Tring
Watlington (east)
Watlington (south)
Watton at Stone
Woburn Trails & Aspley Woods

 

The Ridgeway & Hampshire
Downs

 

Aldbourne
Avebury
Collingbourne Kingston
East Ilsley
Hurstbourne Tarrant
Kingsclere
Lambourn
Ogbourne St George
Streatley

 

North Downs &
Surrey Hills

 

Aylesford
Blean
Charing (north)
Charing (west)
Chilham
Esher X
Fowlmead Country Park
Godalming
Godstone
Hamstreet
Hythe
Ide Hill
Ightham
Leith Hill
Lyminge
Puttenham
Reigate Hill
Shalford / Shere
Shalmsford Street
Shere (north)
Shere (south)
Swinley Forest
The Hurtwood Estate
Trottiscliffe
Yateley Common

 

South Downs
South Hampshire & Isle of Wight

 

Alfriston (east)
Alfriston (west)
Alice Holt
Alton
Bedgebury
Bewl Water
Broughton
Cocking
Deers Leap Park
Ditchling Beacon
Dummer
East Meon
Findon
Friston Forest
Godshill (Isle of Wight)
Haslemere
King’s Somborne
Lewes
Midhurst
Netherfield
New Alresford
New Forest
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Queen Elizabeth Country Park Trails
Selborne
Shanklin (Isle of Wight)
Storrington
Tilgate Forest
Viceroy’s Wood (PORC)
Whiteways Lodge
Yarmouth (Isle of Wight)

SOUTH
WEST

 

The Cotswolds &
The Mendips

 

Ashton Court - Timberland Trail
Bath (north)
Bath (south)
Bibury
Birdlip
Bisley
Blockley
Broadway
Castle Combe
Charlbury (east)
Charlbury (west)
Cheddar
Chipping Campden
Croft Trails
Forest of Dean
Kemerton
Leigh Woods
Nailsworth
Naunton
Snowshill
South Cerney
Spirt Hill Trail
Winchcombe
Wotton-under-Edge

 

Salisbury Plain & Dorset

 

Abbotsbury
Bere Regis
Bishopstone
Blandford Forum
Bridport
Cerne Abbas
Charminster
Charmouth
Compton Abbas
Corfe Castle (east)
Corfe Castle (west)
Cranborne
Dorchester
Enford
Melbury Osmond
Mere
Milton Abbas
Moors Valley Country Park
Osmington
Puddletown
Puddletown Woods
Salisbury
Stourpaine
Tarrant Keyneston
UK Bike Park
Urchfont
Verwood
Watchmoor Bike Park
West Bay (east)
West Bay (west)
Wilton
Wylye

 

Exmoor & The Quantocks

 

Barnstaple
Carhampton
Combe Sydenham Country Park
Dunster Forest
Enmore
Hawkridge Reservoir
Holford
Horner
Lynton
Minehead
Monksilver
Pittcombe Head
Porlock Weir
West Quantoxhead
Wimbleball Lake
Winsford (east)
Winsford (south) / Dulverton
Withypool

 

Dartmoor &
Cornwall

 

Abbeyford Woods
Drewsteignton
Haldon Forest Park
Lustleigh
Lydford
Maddacleave Woods (Gawton Downhill)
Okehampton (south)
Okehampton (west)
Poldice Valley Trails
Portreath
Postbridge (east)
Postbridge (south)
Princetown (east)
Princetown (south)
Shaldon
Sidmouth
South Brent
South West Extreme Freeride Park
Stoke Woods
Tavistock Woods
The Track
Woodbury

WALES

 

Snowdonia,
Clwyds and
North Wales

 

Alwen Reservoir
Beddgelert Forest
Betws-y-Coed / Dolwyddelan
Capel Curig
Cilcain
Coed Llyn y Garnedd
Coed y Brenin
Conwy / Llanfairfechan
Foel Gasnach
Glyn Ceiriog
Lake Vyrnwy
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
Llanberis
Llandegla
Llandrillo (east) / Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Llandrillo (north)
Llandrillo (south)
Llangollen
Llyn Brenig
Marin Trail (Gwydyr)
Moelfre
Nant Gwrtheyrn
Penmachno
Revolution Bike Park
Ruthin
Tal-y-bont / Barmouth (north)

 

Mid Wales

 

Aberedw / Hundred House
Abergynolwyn
Barmouth (south)
Caersws
Cli-machx
Coed Trallwm
Crychan Forest
Cwm Rhaeadr
Dylife
Elan
Gladestry
Llangurig
Llanwrtyd Wells
Llyn Brianne
Machynlleth
Nant-y-Moch Reservoir
Nant yr Arian
New Radnor
Newtown
Rhayader

 

Brecon Beacons
& South Wales

 

Aberdare
Aberdulais
Abersychan
Afan Forest Park Centre
Blackmill
Brechfa
Coed Taf Fawr
Crickhowell
Cross Keys
Cwmcarn
Cwm Darran
Gethin Woods
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre
Govilon
Llangors
Rheola
Rhossili
Rosebush
Sennybridge
Talgarth (north)
Talgarth (south)
Talybont-on-Usk (south)
Talybont-on-Usk (west)
Tongwynlais
Usk
Wentwood Downhill
Wyesham
Ystradfellte