Cycle trails in the Midlands

Cycling is not only great exercise but a really interesting way to explore some of the landscapes looked after by the National Trust. From simple routes for families to mountain bike trails for thrill seekers we've got a ride for all types of cyclist. So strap on your helmet and explore the Midlands by bike.

Cycling with us

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. There may be restrictions in place on some of these trails. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting

The Tramway Trail cycle route at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Calke's Tramway trail 

Take the multi-use Tramway trail today and discover some of the old horse-drawn tramway that linked Ticknall to Ashby.

Cycling at Clumber Park

Cycling at Clumber Park 

Explore over 20 miles of beautiful trails through a variety of landscapes. Bring your own cycles to ride at Clumber or hire one from our Cycle Hub. Download your trail maps here.

A young visitor enjoying one of our cycle routes

Enjoy a family bike ride on the Explorer trail

Explore Dudmaston's wider estate. This mixed surface route is suitable for families and less experienced cyclists.

The shadow of a bike on a path at the top of Long Mynd

Long Mynd Classic 

This mountain bike ride is a must for any experienced rider who wants to explore some of the best routes on Long Mynd in Shropshire.

Male mountain biker in black, background blurred

Cycle trails at Dark Peak

Explore Dark Peak on your bike and be rewarded with some of the best views the Peak District has to offer.

Mountain biker looking at the view

Cycle Longshaw and beyond 

Discover our easy mountain biking trail, the White Edge Lodge loop, and enjoy lovely views across the Hope Valley.