Cycling at Lanhydrock

Child on Lanhydrock cycle trail 1633282

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 before you come.


Cycle hire

Please check our opening times for the latest updates. 

Pre-booking bikes is highly advised, especially through the holiday seasons.  To book your bikes, please email us on and include the following information;

  • Preferred date and time of your ride,
  • a contact telephone number,
  • the heights of riders ages 11 & over,
  • ages of all riders aged 10 & younger (and whether these individuals are riding bikes or if you would prefer tag-alongs/trailers)

When you collect your bikes, please arrive at your booking time and wait outside the cycle hire. If we're running a little late and the group ahead of you have not left yet, please remain at an appropriate distance.
We'll complete the fitment of bikes and helmets, introduction to the cycle trails and payment while outside the building.

Hire bikes need to be returned 15 minutes before the closing time on the day of hire.


For adults, we stock a fleet of Whyte 603 & 604 mountain bikes in a range of sizes from XS to XL. With front suspension, 18 gears and hydraulic disc brakes, these are a great entry-level mountain bike, capable of tackling all the trails at Lanhydrock.
Our children’s bikes are a range of Specialized Hotrock mountain bikes in 20” & 24” wheels, Frog bikes in 16” wheels and Specialized Hotwalk balance bikes.  


Cycle hire prices 2022 Lanhydrock (PDF / 0.1MB) download


Cycle trails

No booking is necessary to use the cycle trails, but normal car parking charges apply (£1.50 for an hour, £5 all day or free for National Trust members).

Please note, we request that no walkers or dogs use the trails for safety reasons as they are designed for riding at speed. There are lots of dog-friendly walks around the estate available to download here.

A map of the cycle trails is downloadable here:

Lanhydrock cycle trails map 2021 (PDF / 1.4MB) download

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

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 designed 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. At two metres in width, the trail is also an ideal start for people with adaptive mountain bikes looking for more of a challenge.

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.  

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?

" ...these trails have to be some of the coolest in the country"
- Bike Cornwall


The wooded cycle paths at Lanhydrock
Visitor cycling along the trail at Lanhydrock
The wooded cycle paths at Lanhydrock

Sponsors and partners

The work done to create our cycle trails was only made possible due to the support from our generous sponsors Clive Mitchell Cycles. and Callestick Farm Ice Cream.


" Just been to check out the new Lanhydrock cycle trails, super impressed, another great venue to get some miles in!"
- Jay Williamson

Park Café

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.

Visitor on the cycle track at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Visitor on the cycle track at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Visitor on the cycle track at Lanhydrock, Cornwall