Riding Your Mountain Bike Top 10 Trails In The North West

Riding your Mountain Bike – Top 10 trails in the North West


Joe Denver

You ll find the North West has some excellent trails to ride your mountain bike. It s good to have a list of both long and short routes, so check out these 10 top trails

The Pennine Bridle is situated in the north of England and is 130 miles long. It goes through Derbyshire to the South Pennines and currently takes two to three days to complete. The website describes landscapes, nearest towns, highlights and highest points and has a number of useful links.

Hollingworth Lake to Watergrove Reservoir This is a fairly tough fourteen mile ride and not recommended for children and the novice mountain bike rider. It starts at Hollingworth Lake visitor centre and finishes at Watergrove Reservoir. There is a shorter trail starting at Watergrove and it s possible to join the Pennines Bridleway from here.

Middlewood Way and Lyme Park This sixteen mile ride is suitable for children and novices if they stick to the Middlewood Way. Otherwise it s only recommended for experienced riders. This starts and finishes at Rose Hill station.


Lever Park this was where the Mountain Bike race was held in the 2002 Commonwealth games. It s a four mile ride and starts and finishes at Great House Barn information centre. It s a good route for children

East Manchester Towpaths This is a good route to take the children. It starts and finishes at Stuart Street, which is very close to the Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre).

Chelford Loop – This is a thirty mile loop starting in Chelford, Goostrey and Siddington. You can see Jodrell Bank and there s parking at the side of James Irlam Haulage. This is a long trail and not suitable for children and beginners.

Reddish Vale and Loop line This is a seven mile ride and a mountain bike is recommended. It s an easy ride and is suitable for children. It starts and finishes at Reddish Vale Visitor Centre.

Ashbourne and the Tissington Trail This route is twenty five miles round trip. It starts and finishes in Ashbourne.

The Bury Circular This is a seventeen mile trail good for mountain bikes but suitable for all bikes. It Starts at Radcliffe and meets with the Irwell Valley trail.

Wilmslow to Tatton Park Tatton Park is one of the North s most popular parks. There s a flat twenty mile route starting at Wilmslow and taking in Tatton Park and Knutsford.

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