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.

100 best mountain bike routes in the UK

We’ve got 100 free GPS mtb route files to download from across the UK, 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.

Prefer to plummet than pedal? Check out our guide to all UK mountain bike uplift venues.

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.

Read how to download and use our mountain bike routes.

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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
  15. Torridon Singletrack Adventure, Scotland, 46km
  16. North Harris, Scotland, 37km
  17. Applecross, Scotland, 13km
  18. Ben Damph, Torridon, 23km


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 E-pic, 144km
  5. Gower Peninsula, 37km
  6. Elan Valley, 29km
  7. The Long Gap, Brecon Beacons, 35km
  8. Cilcain, Clwydian Hills, 11km
  9. The Gower, Wales, 37km
  10. Cardiff, Wales, 28km
  11. Sarn Helen, North Wales, 18km
  12. Llangollen and The Berwyns, 27km
  13. Cadair Idris, North Wales, 16km
  14. Crug Mawr, Wales, 26km
  15. Doethie Valley, Wales, 30km
  16. Big Black Mountains Classic, Wales, 45km


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. Warnscale Pass, Lake District, 13km
  10. Leeds, Yorkshire, 30km
  11. Ramsbottom, Lancashire, 34km
  12. Doctors Gate and Gut Gate, Peak District, 57km
  13. Ladybower, Peak District, 30km
  14. Ambleside Winter, Lake District, 29km
  15. Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales, 38km
  16. Hayfield, Peak District, 30km
  17. Rosedale Abbey, North Yorks Moors, 35km
  18. Great Hograh Moor, North York Moors, 9km
  19. Chop Gate, North York Moors, 14km
  20. Killer Loop, Yorkshire Dales, 18km
  21. Wasdale, Lake District, 25km
  22. White Peak, Peak District, 48km
  23. Edale, Peak District, 22km
  24. East to West, North York Moors, 100km
  25. Garburn Pass, Lake District, 23km
  26. Sticks Pass/Helvellyn, Lake District, 20km
  27. Goyt Valley, Peak District, 25km
  28. Lonscale Fell below Skiddaw, Lake District, 17km
  29. Dark Peak Epic, Peak District, 71km
  30. Sticks Pass, Lake District, 12km
  31. Ambleside, Lake District, 21km
  32. Ambleside All-Weather, Lake District, 23km
  33. The Howgills, Yorkshire Dales, 37km
  34. Houndkirk and Stanage, Peak District, 25km
  35. Stake Pass, Lake District, 13km
  36. Blanchland, Northumberland, 29km
  37. Dunnerdale Fells, Lake District, 13km
  38. Walna Scar Road, Lake District, 13km
  39. The Beast and Ladybower’s Best Bits, Peak District, 21km
  40. The Lakeland 200, Lake District, 200km
  41. North York Moors Killer Loop, 35km

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
  4. 10 Best Novice Rides: Long Mynd, Shropshire, 17km
  5. Minton Batch Trail of the Year, Shropshire, 16km
  6. Shropshire, Long Mynd, 25km
  7. Eastridge and The Stiperstones, 47km


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
  8. Exmoor, South West, 37km
  9. Tarr Steps, Exmoor, 30km
  10. Lustleigh to Grimspound, Dartmoor, 30km
  11. Exmoor Killer Loop, 36km


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
  8. Brighton, South East England, 58km
  9. South Downs Dentures, 36km
  10. Chilterns Grim’s Ditch, 16km

What about London? We’ve got you capital city dirt-biking dwellers with our comprehensive guide to the best places to mountain bike near London.

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.


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