MTB Route Guides

covering North Wales and the North West of England

Over 90 mountain bike route guides covering North Wales and the North West of England, including Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Lake District and the Pennines.

I have ridden all of these mountain bike routes, which means you can be sure of a great ride. There are a wide variety of routes from quick blasts around the hills to multi-day epics. Many of the routes overlap, so if you can’t find exactly what you want it’s possible to mix and match and put a ride together that suits your needs perfectly.

These are route guides are only, for navigation please use the appropriate OS map.

Chris Crimpiau descent towards Moel Siabod GR737593 8x6

North Wales

A wonderful part of the country with huge variety from the mountains of Snowdonia to the grassy Clwydian Hills, the winch and plummet of the Ceiriog Valley to the expanse of the Cambrian Mountains.

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Matty descending Jacob's Ladder GR086862 8x6

The Peak District

An area of two halves, with the technical gritstone of the Dark Peak and the rolling limestone hills and dales of the White Peak. There are some real classic rides here, so what are you waiting for....

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The Lake District

If you like rocks then head to the Lake District. However technical you want to get there's a challenge waiting. Just be prepared for a bit of hike'a'bike on the harder rides.

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Chris top of Dollywagon Pike 8x6


These routes cover the big exposed riding available in the Yorkshire Dales to the winch and plummet of Calderdale. There's fast, there's technical and there's huge map crossing potential. Whatever type of riding you like it's here.

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Graham climbing the rocks of Twisleton Scar End GR706758 8x6


Ian last ford Carding Mill Valley GR435951 8x6

Border Counties

On the border between Wales and England are hills that contain some great riding. A bit grassy, a bit rocky and a whole lot of fun. Mainly situated on Long Mynd, the hill that contains the wonderful Minton Batch trail.

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Sabine Ian Nic Lead Mines Clough descent GR629164 8x6


Although there is a lot of urban in Lancashire it also contains the Forest of Bowland and the great trails of Rivington Pike. Rivington Pike is covered here but the Bowland routes are still to come.

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Flattyres-MTB Clothing

Vinyl Bear, a local North Wales company, have produced some fantastic Flattyres-MTB clothing. There is a hoodie and male / female wicking T-shirts to choose from, which look good both on and off the bike. You can buy them HERE.

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