Mountain bike routes for all types of rider. Looking for where to ride mountain bikes? Well, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find your ideal mountain bike trails on this page.

We’ve got free GPS mtb route files to download from across the UK and beyond, featuring some of the best mountain bike trails around.

We’re known for our love of singletrack here at mbr. Our famous 20 best mountain bike trails in the UK feature is a classic collection of must-do rides. That’s a great place to start your list of the best mtb routes to do.

If you’re looking for information about trail centres then head over to our in-depth Trail Centre Guides.

Free downloads of our mountain bike routes

How many routes do we have available for free download? There are 60 free route downloads listed at the moment and we’ll be adding more all the time.

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Scotland routes

Scotland is literally littered with big mountain riding; being one of the few places in the UK where you can get descents which last longer than a couple of minutes. Head up to the Highlands in the summer for the best of big mountain feels and a truly out there experience. Just be mindful for the climb and the ever changing weather.

  1. Ben Lomond, 6km
  2. Ballater, 21km
  3. North Third, Stirlingshire, 13km
  4. Achnashellach, Torridon, 23km
  5. Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms, 11km
  6. Glentress and Innerleithen off-piste, 28km
  7. Dumgoyne, West Highland Way, 27km
  8. Arran, 46km
  9. Edinburgh, 33km
  10. Bealach na Lice to Annat, Torridon, 13km
  11. Kinlochleven, 17km
  12. Stop Ban, 5km
  13. Isle of Skye, 18km
  14. West Highland Way and Fort William, 55km


Wales routes

Don’t just head to Wales for the trail centres. As great and convenient as they are, trail centres are only part of what makes riding in Wales so great. There’s Snowdonia in the North – complete with the mighty Snowdon and it’s majestic mountain bridleways. Then there’s the hidden gems of Welsh heartland. Places like the Doethie Valley where the quality of the singletrack and the tranquillity of the beautiful and intimate valley are unrivalled.

  1. Doethie Valley, 23km
  2. Snowdon, Rhyd Ddu, 22km
  3. Snowdon, Ranger Path, 20km
  4. Cwmcarn to Afan, 144km
  5. Gower Peninsula, 37km
  6. Elan Valley, 29km
  7. The Long Gap, Brecon Beacons, 35km
  8. Cilcain, Clwydian Hills, 11km


Northern England routes

It’s not all grim ‘oop north. We’re here to tell you that the North is one of the finest destinations for riding in the whole of the UK and here’s our pick of the best Northern mountain bike routes. The Lake District needs no introduction but let’s not forget about the beautiful Yorkshire Dales or the remote North Pennines or the gritty Peak District or the steep valley sides of the Pennines. You get the idea. Loads of riding.

  1. Clapham, Yorkshire Dales, 21km
  2. Calderdale, West Yorkshire, 32km
  3. Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, 23km
  4. Howgill Fells, Cumbria, 40km
  5. Cut Gate, Peak District, 19km
  6. Nan Bield, Lake District, 16km
  7. Gunnerside Gill, Yorkshire Dales, 15km
  8. Ullswater, Lake District, 13km
  9. Sheffield, Yorkshire, 31km
  10. Warnscale Pass, Lake District, 13km
  11. Leeds, Yorkshire, 30km
  12. Ramsbottom, Lancashire, 34km
  13. Doctors Gate and Gut Gate, Peak District, 57km
  14. Ladybower, Peak District, 30km
  15. Ambleside Winter, Lake District, 29km
  16. Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales, 38km
  17. Hayfield, Peak District, 30km
  18. Rosedale Abbey, North Yorks Moors, 35km
  19. Great Hograh Moor, North York Moors, 9km
  20. Chop Gate, North York Moors, 14km
  21. Killer Loop, Yorkshire Dales, 18km
  22. Wasdale, Lake District, 25km
  23. White Peak, Peak District, 48km
  24. Edale, Peak District, 22km
  25. East to West, North York Moors, 100km
  26. Garburn Pass, Lake District, 23km
  27. Sticks Pass/Helvellyn, Lake District, 20km
  28. Goyt Valley, Peak District, 25km
  29. Back o’ Skiddaw, Lake District, 17km
  30. Dark Peak Epic, Peak District, 71km

Long Mynd, Shropshire GPS route download

Midlands routes

This oft-neglected part of the UK is secretly home to arguably the best collection of prime singletrack in the whole of England. There’s woodland singletrack, there’s moorland singletrack, there’s semi-urban singletrack. There’s basically all types of singletrack on offer within an hour of Birmingham.

  1. Long Mynd, Shropshire, 32km
  2. Cannock Chase off-piste, Staffordshire, 34km
  3. Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, 15km


South West England routes

Check out our Exmoor, Quantock Hills, Bristol, Cheddar, Plymouth route downloads.

  1. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, 23km
  2. Porlock, Exmoor, 37km
  3. Plymouth, Devon, 37km
  4. Dartmoor, Somerset, 40km
  5. Bristol, Somerset, 23km
  6. Quantock Hills, Somerset, 27km
  7. Lynmouth, Exmoor, 24km


South East England routes

Check out our Surrey Hills, Brighton, Epping Forest, South Downs route downloads.

  1. The Best Bits, South Downs, 29km
  2. Peaslake, Surrey Hills, 30km
  3. Aston Hill, Chilterns, 31km
  4. Dorking, Surrey Hills, 41km
  5. Brighton, South Downs, 29km or 58km
  6. Epping Forest, London, 25km
  7. Dorking to Brighton, South Downs, 78km

Check out our Surrey Hills, Brighton, Epping Forest, South Downs route downloads.

Now just get out and ride!

If you want to find a route by the type of riding on offer (rather than the region) then scroll down this page and have a browse of our themed route collections. This is also where you’ll find all of our Trail Centre Guides.


Dunoon has gone from zero to hero in just six months and it’s all down to the motivation of one man. We hopped on a…

With barely any climbing and just 11km long, this Clwydian Hills route looks a pushover. But the reality is a bite-size chunk of genuinely great…

lynmouth route

Slippery singletrack, rocky horror shows, huge sea views and some delightful wooded combes; this Lynmouth route has the lot.

The riding is enthralling on this Fort William route — mainly rocky with plenty of technical interest — and the views are about as good…

Distance: 35km (22 miles). There’s something magical about climbing up into high mountains, and they don’t get much higher this Brecon Beacons route.

While its simplicity may be a turn-off to some thrill seekers, we find the newly extended Gwydir Forest trail presses all the right buttons.

This one is BIG Dark Peak route. But there’s a very long section of cycle path that will get the average up. Nevertheless, it needs…

How to find the best place to mountain bike near London. Look a bit closer through the urban sprawl and you’ll find some little gems…

Don’t underestimate the severity of this Elan Valley route; it has more ups and downs than the Welsh rugby team and hass plenty of technical…

This route has a classic Dark Peak feel to it that belies its proximity to the sprawling metropolis of Greater Manchester. Distance: 25km (16 miles).

It may be tucked away in a remote corner of the Highlands, but with a new cafe and top-notch enduro trails, Laggan Wolftrax is worth…

On the outskirts of Gloucester lies the Flyup 417 Project, the UK’s largest privately owned bike park and a true labour of love.

This is where it all started for Northern Ireland’s trail centres. Blessingbourne was the first purpose-built mountain bike trail centre in Northern Ireland.

If you want to get some good riding in this winter, don’t limit yourself to trail centres — there are plenty of natural winter wonders…

Four free route downloads that take right to the very top of things in Exmoor, Yorkshire Dales, Scotland and Snowdonia.