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South of England Mountain Bike Routes

South of England MTB – Riding the South Downs, Dartmoor and The New Forest


Including areas such as Dartmoor, Exmoor, the New Forest and the South Downs, there’s a fantastic network of trails and bridleways in the South of England.

The rolling hills of the South Downs are a contrast to the rugged terrain of Dartmoor, but both areas provide awesome riding, with some forestry thrown in by a visit to the New Forest.

Take a look below as we grow the route selection, adding to these awesome riding areas of the UK mtb scene.

SOUTH DOWNS EXPRESS  – EASY 14 MILES


Wide open views of rolling green hills and sea surround you as the chalk rumbles underneath the rubber. The perfect cruise of a ride, for those looking to get some fresh air and enjoy a pub lunch or tea room riverside at Amberley

STANMER CITY LIMITS  – EASY 8 MILES


As the title suggests this is all about enjoying the South Downs views and the singletrack of Stanmer all within the city limits of one of Britain’s most vibrant cities.

TOUR DE RINGS – MEDIUM 17 MILES


This takes in two iron-ages hill forts of Cissbury and Chanctonbury rings with the perfect mix of what the South Downs does best. Rolling undulation, fast white singletrack, sea views and long challenging rewarding climbs and flat out XC!

BIRLING GAP – HARD 17 MILES


It’s not often you can ride cliff top with glaringly wide sea views as a starter before treating yourself to winding forest singletrack to wrap up this fine loop.

HOOKSWAY & GOODWOOD – HARD 24 MILES


There’s the chance to race against thorough-bred race horses as we ride parallel to Goodwood, test your climbing prowess on epic climbs before being rewarded with tree-lined descents and views across the Solent.