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Best places for a longer bike ride

A cyclist in a yellow winter coat rides his bike through the heathland of Carding Mill Valley, with rolling hills seen in the background.
Cycling at Carding Mill Valley on the Long Mynd, Shropshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Discover longer cycle trails designed to suit families with older children as well as adults looking for more challenging routes. All trails will take you into the heart of the countryside while getting active.

Carding Mill Valley on the Long Mynd, Shropshire
This mountain bike ride is a must for any experienced rider who wants to explore some of the best routes on the Long Mynd in Shropshire. The ride starts and finishes in Carding Mill Valley, covering tough climbs, high-speed descents and technical tracks with great views along the way.Discover Carding Mill Valley
Castle Ward, County Down
Go on a cycling adventure along 21 miles of trails around the Castle Ward estate and Strangford Lough. With tracks to suit all abilities, the routes are even perfect for kids. Take a trip to the lough through sheltered woodland or to the deer park as you follow the network of cycle paths around the estate.Discover Castle Ward
Langdale cycle trail, Cumbria
This is a moderate 11-mile mountain bike trail through Cumbria's Great Langdale Valley, with extensive views of Langdale Pikes. Travel through varied scenery, including meadows, woodland and even a quarry.Discover Langdale
Langstrothdale, Yorkshire Dales
Explore farmland, bridges and medieval churches by bike on this longer route around the Langstrothdale valley. Extend this route through Greenfield Forest for a chance to spot red squirrels.Discover Langstrothdale
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 more than four miles of climbs, twists, turns and jumps to test your abilities in wild woodland.Discover Stackpole
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Explore one of Europe's most important wetlands by bike. Set off on 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, and you can hire bikes at the cycle hire centre during the spring and summer months.Discover Wicken Fen
Visitors exploring the rocks in the Owler Tor area of Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

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