Off road mountain bike trails?

Sazz8

Member
Hi, I am in the UK Norfolk/Suffolk.
Does anyone have any info on suitable places I could go for off road trail rides in my area?
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Not many mountains in East Anglia but search here for trails
https://www.trailforks.com/
 

DRM

Veteran
Location
West Yorks
OS maps have a look at the symbols I’ve put a link in for, but basically footpath is a no no, bridle way is ok, byway open to all traffic (BOAT) is ok, restricted byway is ok, bridleways it’s sensible to stop and let horse riders go past, horses can be easily spooked by bikes, byway open to all traffic don’t be surprised if you come across 4x4’s or motorbikes, or farmers on quads/tractors etc, but there’s every chance you won’t see anyone, restricted byway is basically as per a bridle way, any any of the above you may come across walkers, some of whom can be anti everything so just let them know you’re there and slow down.
Above all enjoy being out on the trails, these are the symbols to look for.:okay:
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/assets/doc/Explorer-25k-Legend-en.pdf
 
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Sazz8

Sazz8

Member
Just wanted to thank everyone for the information and advice.
Depending on the weather this weekend, might give Thetford a go! 😮
🤣 will let you know how I get on.....
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Why don't you buy an OS map of your area? You'll be blown away by what it will tell you. It's like flying over an area you thought you knew well; you discover all kinds of places.
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
Thetford will be shut as will just about everything this weekend with the storm warnings.


As said look at xc rides ,but be prepared for Very muddy..:laugh:
 

DRM

Veteran
Location
West Yorks
Can I also add if you’re going out on your own off tarmac, let someone know your intended route & roughly what time to expect you back, just in case, I don’t want to be negative but having had an off whilst riding off road on my own it dawned on me that the way I fell & instinctively putting a hand out could have ended up with a broken wrist or collarbone, luckily it was just a sore wrist for a couple of days, above all enjoy it, also you could try the Komoot app for routes.
 
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