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Mendip area trail routes
edited April 2010
I'm looking for some steady-ish routes in the Mendip area. Longleat, Gare Hill, Salisbury plain would also be good.
Transition Patrol -
There's lots of good trails radiating around Beacon Batch and Black Down in the Mendip hills - Cheddar is a good base.
Use OS Explorer 141. Also the bonus ride in Vertebrate Graphics' S. West MTBing is the Cheddar Challenge 29km and 480m of climbing. Its a great ride includes a couple of steep climbs can be a bit slippy in places this time of year but should be rideable.
I've only ridden Salisbury Plain once - at about this time of year trails were just a claggy chalky mess - played havoc with my drivetrain - others may know better routes.