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Nearest Town: Witton-le Wear   

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

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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.

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Nearest Town: Witton-le Wear
Website: www.hamsterley-trailblazers.co.uk
Sat Nav: DL13 3NL
Grid Ref: NZ 092312

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
Facilities 6.4444 out of 10
Location
Location 6.4444 out of 10

"lots of ups and not enough rewards on the downs"
Review by: fatbiker1980 on 7 August 2010


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Hamsterley, Witton-le Wear, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, and Durham are the nearest towns or villages. OS Grid Reference: NZ092312 Turn right in Hamsterley village following the brown tourist signs, turn left in hamlet of Bedburn to enter the forest and access the forest drive(£3 toll fee). The visitor centre is located at the bottom of the hill on the right.

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Last modified: 2018-05-17 13:37:19
Black Trail - Hamsterley Forest 3.2 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.

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