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Best places for a longer bike ride

Cycling through Morden Hall Park, London, in the winter.
Visitor on a cycle ride | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Discover longer cycle trails around the UK designed to suit families with older children, as well as adults looking for more challenging routes. All routes will take you into the heart of spectacular countryside while getting your pulse racing.

Castle Ward, County Down
Grab your bikes and helmets and go on a cycling adventure at Castle Ward. It's a great way to explore the 21 miles of trails which criss-cross the estate and hug Strangford Lough. With tracks to suit all abilities, the routes are perfect even for little legs. Take a trip to the lough, through sheltered woodland or to the deer parks as you follow the network of cycle paths around the estate.Visit Castle Ward
Langdale cycle trail, Cumbria
This is a moderate 11-mile mountain bike trail through Cumbria's Great Langdale Valley with awe-inspiring views of Langdale Pikes. You'll travel through varied scenery, including meadows, woodland and even a quarry.Take the bike trail challenge
Langstrothdale, Yorkshire Dales
Explore farmland, bridges and medieval churches by bike on this longer route around the Langstrothdale valley. You can extend this route even further through the Greenfield Forest to spot wildlife through the seasons.Explore the Yorkshire Dales by bike
Long Mynd Classic, Shropshire
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. The ride starts and finishes in Carding Mill Valley and covers tough climbs, high-speed descents, technical tracks and of course great views along the way too.Visit the Long Mynd
Stackpole mountain bike trail, Pembrokeshire
Step it up a gear by following our mountain bike trail through Castle Dock and Cheriton Bottom Woods. There are over four miles of climbs, twists, turns and jumps to enjoy all set against an epic background.Discover Stackpole on your bike
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Explore the Fens on two wheels. Enjoy an easy family ride to see Konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve. The National Cycle Route 11 offers plenty of long-distance cycling trails to enjoy, and you can hire bikes at the cycle hire centre.Visit Wicken Fen
A group of visitors cycling through the Wallington estate in autumn

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