Whinlatter Forest Quercus Trail

A Forestry Commission purpose-built Mountain BIke Trail with plenty of flowing berms, rolling jumps, steady climbs and optional technical features.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
6.6 km
Ascent
231 m
Descent
229 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
243 m
High Point
350 m
Gradient
Whinlatter Forest Quercus Trail Map

A great fun trail for those with basic off-road riding skills and a reasonable level of fitness. Starting down hill with gentle flowing corners, the trail then twists and turns it's way up gradually, eventually passing through a section of oak woodland and back into the darker conifer forest. The trail finishes with an easy section of raised board walk over a bog and through an enchanted forest of towering trees. Quercus Petraea is the Latin word for Oak, and this trail is named after the section of Oak Woodland it passes through.

Description

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

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