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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +113/139 ft
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Kirby to Thornton Loop

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#28 of 91 mountain bike trails in England
#4148 in the world

Gravel/Farm track and tarmac route, very scenic with some killer climbs and fast descents. Ride 4 miles of farm track and leafy trails then loop around the reservoir and head back the same way.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Kirby Castle
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  • imonsta

    Good after work trail, plenty of steep hills to get the heart pumping wether its tapping out the granny gears on the way up or hitting 30 mph on the way down! Begin at the 14th century castle ruins and have a beer at The castle hotel when you're finished, perfect!

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