The Tweeks Cycles Guide to the UK's Best MTB Trails

Welcome to the Tweeks Cycles Mountain Bike Trail Guide, where you can find all there is to know about 40 of the most popular trails in the UK.

The guide includes everything from the difficulty level of each MTB trail and the equipment you'll need to tackle it, through to uplift availability, on-site facilities, top trail tips and even some on-board images and videos captured by the Tweeks Cycles team. The guide also includes places to stay nearby so you can get as much time on the trails as possible!

Covering popular MTB trail centres such as Glentress, Bikepark Wales, Dalby Forest and Coed-y-Brenin to name just a few; there are plenty of locations to inspire you to get on your bike whether you're new to mountain biking and looking for somewhere local or you've been riding for years and are looking for a new challenge.

Our MTB trail guide is made by riders, for riders, so you're sure to find the perfect trail centre for you.

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  • Information
  • Disabled Access
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Uplift Pickup / Drop off
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Caravan Park
  • Jet Wash
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Bike Shop

Which trail is right for me?


Suitable for: Beginner/novice cyclists. Basic Bike Skills required. Suitable for most people in good health.

Trail type: Relatively flat and wide. The trail surface may be loose uneven or muddy at times. Climbs and descents are mostly shallow. No challenging features.


Suitable for: Intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. A good standard of fitness can help.

Trail type: Trail surface may include small obstacles of roots and rock. Most gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features (TTFs)


Suitable for: Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills. Higher level of fitness and stamina.

Trail type: Steeper and tougher, mostly single track with technical sections. Expect vary variable surface types. A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present.


Suitable for: Expert mountain bike users, used to physically demanding routes. Suitable for very active people used to prolonged effort.

Trail type: Greater challenge and continuous difficulty. Can include any useable trail surface and may include exposed open hill sections. Expect large, committing and unavoidable TTFs. Sections will be challenging and variable.

Bike Park

Suitable for: Riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability. A good standard of fitness, but technical skills more important

Trail type: Severe constructed trails and/or natural features. All sections will be challenging. Includes extreme levels of exposure and/or risk. Jumping ability obligatory. Will include a range of small, medium and large TTF’s

Forest Road

Suitable for: A wide range of cyclists. Ability to use maps helpful. Routes may or may not be waymarked. A good standard of fitness can help.

Trail type: Relatively flat and wide. The trail surface may be loose, uneven or muddy at times. Gradients can be very variable and may include short steep sections.