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Black Trail - Hamsterley Forest

18 reviews

The Black Trail at Hamsterley Forest is a 7 mile mountain bike trail for aimed at expert mountain bikers. Read more

place Hamsterley Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre, Witton-le Wear, DL13 3NL



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 6.4444 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 6.4444 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 6.4444 out of 10
Facilities 6.4444 out of 10
Location 6.4444 out of 10

"Very poor, not enough single track and over grown. NOT A BLACK TRAIL!"
Review by: Little-Jimmy on 25 October 2010

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The Black Trail at Hamsterley forest is the most strenuous and technically challenging waymarked trail in Hamsterley forest.

It sports steep technical climbs, smooth contouring single track and some superb rooty descents. This character stays with the trail for its entire length and boasts some great natural riding that will challenge even the best cross country bikers. The Black trail starts from the forest drive just beyond the visitor centre. At the half way point beside the Grove House you can lengthen your ride by combining it with the 10 mile Red trail which starts from the Grove car park.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Cafe Cafe


Nearest Town: Witton-le Wear
Sat Nav: DL13 3NL
Grid Ref: NZ 092312

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Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.

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