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PictPict Posts: 108
edited January 2008 in Routes
I'm possibly going down to Kielder forest in the Spring time. I have no knowledge of the area .
Does anyone out there in cyber space, have any opinion on what it's like for XC MTBing?
Also where would be a good base for exploring the forest?
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  • dan1983dan1983 Posts: 314
    Buy this months MBR magazine, big article in there about Kielder. Havent been myself (not biking anyway), but its definitely somewhere I will venture up to at some point. Recently opened new trails there. Keilder Reivers or something like that, try google-ing it.
  • PictPict Posts: 108
    I'll check out MBR. Thanks for the info Dan.
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  • Fantastic downhills with some really fun uphills also :wink:

    Debatable if it is better than Glentress, both have their merits so I would say about on par with each other. I hear they are improving Kielder also so the trails may have grown by then.

    The trails are also quite new and are weathering really really well, unlike some other places like Dalby. Hats off to the trails builders on this one.

    Definately worth a visit

    The village is at the bottom of the course along with The Bike Place shop.

    Oh and also featured in this months MBR so plenty review in there. :D

    Also, check out our club site for pics, vids and reviews of Kielder as we have been there a couple of times now. Link is in my sig
    Want a club that knows the trails around Newcastle during the week and goes further every weekend of the month, rain hail sleet or shine?

    www.newcastlemtb.org
    www.midaircrisis.co.uk
  • How have these trails held up to the winter weather so far?

    May try and give them a try over the chrimbo period if they're nott too muddy/washed.
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  • 100%, trails are going strong and in excellent condition, I was just there last weekend.

    check this link out for our ride review

    http://www.midaircrisis.co.uk/sun25nov07.htm

    and

    http://www.midaircrisis.co.uk/sun23sep07.htm
    Want a club that knows the trails around Newcastle during the week and goes further every weekend of the month, rain hail sleet or shine?

    www.newcastlemtb.org
    www.midaircrisis.co.uk
  • PictPict Posts: 108
    Thanks for the info on Kielder guys!
    The more I hear the more I like.
    Do all the purpose built trails start at Kielder village? We would probably mix a long 50-60 km XC route, with some of the fun stuff.
    Will probably venture down that way late in April 08.
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  • I think all of them start here more or less by starting on an uphill then downhill red, you can also link the ride with the Newcastleton route as I'm quite sure I have heard that is open now.This should up it to about 40-50km. I'll get some extra details from my club and get back to you.
    Want a club that knows the trails around Newcastle during the week and goes further every weekend of the month, rain hail sleet or shine?

    www.newcastlemtb.org
    www.midaircrisis.co.uk
  • PictPict Posts: 108
    Nice one Keith. Nothing better than getting information from those in the know. :wink:
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  • As Vice Chairman of the Kielder Trail Reavers (the voluntary trail building group) I would like to remind you (if you were'nt aware), that the Deadwater Trail is now open and others are in the planning stages. Anyone wishing to help with this exciting local development can find out more on http://www.kieldertrailreavers.com/forum or from our site under Kielder banner.

    All for now,

    Ian Bell

    It's the Deadwater trails that are open Pict, check out the link above for the routes and distance.

    Maybe a Newcastletown link was just a dream :lol:
    Want a club that knows the trails around Newcastle during the week and goes further every weekend of the month, rain hail sleet or shine?

    www.newcastlemtb.org
    www.midaircrisis.co.uk
  • Dr_DeathDr_Death Posts: 1,262
    You can already link over to Newcastleton, but it is all fireroad and makes for a fecking big day out...... Good ride though!
    Steve

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  • Dan67Dan67 Posts: 658
    Just like to say well done to the trail reavers in Kielder because it was a pretty fun ride up there when i done it earlier in the year. Ill look forward to when im next up there and if any of the new trails will be open
  • PictPict Posts: 108
    http://www.bikeroutes.org.uk/routes/kieldfor.htm
    I found this route that links Deadwater to Newcastlton?
    Looks good.
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