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Gawton Mountain Bike Trails

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Gawton Downhill mountain bike trails near Tavistock, West Devon features four downhill tracks and an uplift service that is provided by FlyUp Downhill. Read more

place Tavistock, PL19 8JN



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 9.8333 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 9.5000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 9.8333 out of 10
Facilities 8.6667 out of 10
Location 9.2222 out of 10

Review by: PHATPHIL on 2 January 2015

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Gawton Downhill in the Tamar Valley near Tavistock, West Devon features four downhill tracks and an uplift service that is provided by the fantastic Zero Gravity.

Super-Tavi (double black) - The beast, the legend, the writhing dragon. Super-Tavi represents the elite level of Downhill track in the UK. There are few that rival it. The famous and the infamous have all flocked here to take. on this mythical course. It's notorious in all four corners of the globe as one of the most perfect creations in the downhill community. This is where you come if you want to test yourself against the best. There is no compromise, no quarter given. Faint hearted suitors are banished, sent scurrying back to the warmth and security of their homes to lick their wounds. If you fancy yourself as a handy downhill rider then this is your test

Egypt (black) - There is no doubt that Egypt is a wild and uncompromising track. It is one of the most technically challenging Downhill Tracks in the UK. Its root strewn path twists its way through the forest, down steep gradients, over rocks plummeting toward the silver river Tamar. Egypt is the preserve of the enthusiast, a gauntlet thrown down to those who think they can ride any track at speed. It will only give itself up fully to the devoted, but once mastered it is a purists dream and certainly a goal worth persuing

Proper Job (Red) - The newest addition to Gawton Gravity Hub, Proper Job is Downhill Mountain Biking¹s Siege Perilous (this was the empty seat at King Arthurs table that bore no name waiting for a knight to fill it). The track is set to become the most popular on the hill as its multiple features and huge berms flow beautifully down the steep valley sides. This track is FUN with a capital "F", ideal for those wanting to hone their skills before stepping up to the steep scary stuff. Once you can drop, skip and jump your way from top to bottom you know your ready to progress...or maybe like everyone else you will be having too much fun playing!

HSD (Red) - HSD is a thigh slapping, raucous, rip snorter of a track. By far the most popular track at Gawton Gravity Hub, HSD is all things to all people. With its smooth flowing multi hit lines and easy going curves it is within the reach of most folk who have spent a few hours on a mountain bike. Ride it at speed however and it becomes a rollercoaster challenge, full of opportunities to really get the adrenalin flowing. These attributes make it as popular with the hardcore Downhill elite as it is with those just dipping their toe in the water

Gawton Downhill and and our other area, Tavi Woodlands are both on private land which we lease from the Landowners, As a result you MUST BE A MEMBER to ride at either location. Annual membership is currently £30 and day passes for non-members can be purchased from Dartmoor cycles in Tavistock for £5.

You must be able to provide proof of Membership/day membership at all times when at Gawton or Tavi Woodlands.

If you wish to ride at Gawton Downhill you must be a member. For more information on becoming a member go to, or pop in to Dartmoor Cycles on Brook Lane, Tavistock.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Uplift Service Uplift Service


Nearest Town: Tavistock
Sat Nav: PL19 8JN
Grid Ref: SX 45859 69629

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