Longer rides

Explore our range of cycle trails designed to suit families with older children, as well as adults looking for longer or more challenging routes. There are some long and relatively easy rides, as well as some tougher off-road routes created specifically for mountain bikes. All will take you into the heart of spectacular countryside and provide a thrilling day out.

If you are looking for shorter, easier rides that you can safely tackle with younger family members then see our great family bike rides.

    Midlands

    mountain biker Upper Derwent Valley

    Derbyshire

    Derwent Valley - 18 mile route set amidst a landscape of moorland and vast reservoirs. Download the route.

    Edale Valley - 16 miles. Superb ultra-challenging circuit exploring the high country. Download the route.

    Hope Valley - 20 miles. Savour the dramatic landscapes while you tackle a rough ascent and descent. Download the route.

    Manifold Valley - 8.5 miles on mainly flat terrain along the Lower Manifold Valley. Download the route.

    North West

    View of two cyclists riding in Coniston valley

    Cumbria

    Claife Heights - 10 mile mountain bike trail through Beatrix Potter landscape. Fairly easy, suitable for all ages. Download the route.

    Coniston - 8.7 miles to 22.5 miles. Grab your bike to explore this stunning beauty spot on a variety of routes. Download the route.

    Walna Scar - 11.5 mile moderate to challenging mountain bike trail over mixed terrain. Download the route.

    South East and London

    View from the South Garden and Plats of the rear of Ham House

    Hertfordshire

    Ashridge Estate - 5 miles to 17 miles. Take the longest route to visit all the best bits of the estate on one trip. Download the routes.

    London

    Ham House - 6.5 miles. Explore historic London on this circular route to Ham House by the Thames.  Download the route.

    South West

    The Grange Arch in Purbeck, Dorset

    Devon

    Saltram House - Plymouth Hoe to Saltram House 8 miles. Follow the coastal path, then climb uphill to Saltram House parkland and café. Download the route.

    Dorset

    Corfe Castle - Grange Arch 7.5 miles. Mainly off-road circular route with stunning castle views and an 18th century folly. Download the route.

    Somerset

    Barrington Court - 20 miles. Discover Barrington Court and Montacute House, as well as charming villages and hamlets, on this long but  easy ride. Download the route.

    Northern Ireland

    Basalt columns at Giant

    Antrim

    Giant's Causeway

    A 12 mile circular route from Portstewart along a stretch of North Antrim coast. Travel east along the coast road through Portrush and Bushmills, before joining a trail running besides the tourist railway to the Giant's Causeway. Follow the cycle path a little further inland on the return leg on the lightly trafficked high road back towards Portstewart.