Brendon Hills For Mountain Biking

The 59th most popular mountain bike trail in UK.

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On the southwestern peninsula of England in Devon and Somerset, the Exmoor National Park is know nfor its extensive network of bridleways through moorland, secluded valleys and steep ravines. Just south of Minehead, Periton Hill and Knowle Hill have plenty of routes to explore with vistas over the Bristol Channel. To reach Minehead from the M5, use Junction 23 (Bridgewater) and then follow A39 into Minehead. Start riding from Minehead harbor on the South West Coast Path bridleway west towards Selworthy Beacon. Near the beacon, a counter-clockwise loop can be formed running through Horner Wood, Dunkery Hill and Tivington.

Also near Minehead, the Brendon Hills have a 50kmmountain bike route with plenty of winding singletrack through wild windswept moors and rivers, along with views of the Bristol Channel.

Overall, Brendon Hills is the 59th most popular mountain bike trail of all 93 mountain biking rides in UK.


Local Contact(s):  ENP 01643-821835; VIC 01643-702624; British Tourism (800) 462-2748; Exmoor MTB Tours 01984-632237; Pompey Cycles 01643-704077.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Minehead YHA 01643-702624

Luxury Loding:  York Inn 01643-705151

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  10998


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