Cycling at Lanhydrock
Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes. Download a copy of our map - at the bottom of the page - before you come.
The cycle hire is currently closed for the duration of the lockdown. The cycle trails remain open, subject to government guidance. No booking is necessary to use the cycle trails, but normal car parking charges apply (£1 for an hour, £5 all day or free for National Trust members).
Hire bikes need to be returned by 4pm on the day of hire.
We request that you pre-book cycles whenever possible to help us manage the flow of visitors throughout the day and maintain social distancing guidelines. If you haven’t booked, please feel free to pop into the cycle hire and we’ll be happy to find a time to get you out for a ride. To book your bikes, please call us on 01208 265975 or email us on email@example.com
When you arrive to collect bikes, please wait outside the cycle hire building and we will be with you shortly. If the group ahead of you have not left yet, please remain at an appropriate distance. Adjusting of bikes and payment will all take place outside, so face masks are not essential.
Green (easy) grade trail
Lodge trail - 2.5km (1 ½ miles) 15-30mins - This gentle ride takes you through a mix of English woodland and conifer trees on the Lanhydrock estate. for families and beginners the cycle trail is wide, well surfaced and has no challenging technical features. This trail is also suitable for trailers, tagalongs and disability bikes.
Skills area and balance bike track - new for 2020
This is the perfect place to start your off-road adventure at Lanhydrock. Practice your skills over rollers & jumps, banked corners and drops. These features have been redesigned in 2020 to accurately portray the obstacles you’ll encounter on our Blue and Red graded trails. For those riding on smaller wheels, the balance bike track is a small loop with gentle bumps and corners, ideal for getting little ones used to riding on uneven terrain.
Blue (moderate) grade trails
Bazley's trail - 3km (2 miles) - Bazley’s trail is the first step into mountain biking, introducing gentle gradients, small rollers and banked corners. The trail features a shortcut and links with the Green trail, so you can dip in and out as you build your skills on uneven terrain.
Walter's trail - 1km (2/3 mile) - The first of the moderate blue trails, Walter’s Trail winds down and back up through the woods of the Walter’s Plantation. With switchback corners cascading riders across the hillside and some rollable jumps along the straights, it provides the stepping stone to Lanhydrock’s more technical trails.
Hart trail - 1.5km (1 mile) - The perfect transition between the Walter’s Trail and the Timber Trail, the next of the moderate blue trails – the Hart Trail – offers a mix of faster, flowing banked corners leading to a fast-paced section of linked turns before the finish.
Timber trail - 1.5km (1 mile) - Featuring more challenging corners, jumps and drops, the Timber Trail is Lanhydrock’s most technical trail. As the trail progresses, corners get tighter and gradients get steeper, providing a test for even the most competent of mountain bikers.
" ...these trails have to be some of the coolest in the country"
Red (difficult) grade trails
The Saw Pit - 500m (1/3 mile) 5 mins. The Saw Pit is a dual slalom race track, featuring tightly packed rollers, jumps and banked corners. The trail features two tracks running side by side downhill, giving you the opportunity to race friends and family. Who will be the champion of the Saw Pit?
" Just been to check out the new Lanhydrock cycle trails, super impressed, another great venue to get some miles in!"
You're sure to build up an appetite with all this exercise so pop into the friendly Park Café, which is situated near the car park, where you'll find a takeaway food, snacks and drinks.
A map of the cycle trails is downloadable here: