Deadwater

Kielder

Kielder Cycle Centre
Kielder Village
Northumberland
NE48 1ER
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Cycle Routes

 

There are over 125km of nationally graded self guided Cycle Trails in Kielder Water and Forest Park. All the trails have been overhauled and re-waymarked.  Routes are given a grading according to their difficulty.  Learn about the National Trail Grading System.

There are also 5 circular routes in the North Tyne Valley, that start and finish in Bellingham.  They have been plotted by Northumberland National Park, and conisist of quiet country lanes and open moorland, and take in parts of the National Cycle Routes network.

 

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Deadwater

 

Turn left off the Blue loop in the Castlewood Skills area to start this trail, which can take you all the way to the top of Deadwater Fell (571mtrs – the highest point in Kielder Forest).

You are soon through the first two sections of singletrack, heading past Lightpipe and climbing back into the forest.  Ignore the trail to the right (that’s the return leg), and continue round the forest road corner to the Kersey Cleugh section.  To miss out Dougies Day Off (Black grade), take the hand built red grade cut through to join 3 Dog climb.

Before the cattle grid on the forest road, the options are to continue climbing to the top of Deadwater (awesome views on a clear day), or turn right on singletrack down Into the Valley, which spits you out onto the road you climbed earlier.

Through the gate on the left onto more singletrack, and shortly you will have the choice of forking left onto the 3km section of Black grade trail (Up and Over) which finishes on the Forest Drive. Best to leave this for another day, and continue down on this fast and furious trail all the way to the northshore berms at Woodstock (careful when wet). The final stretch of winding singletrack takes you past the Trials Area (Northshore and a Jump Line) to your starting point.



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  • Start/Finish: Trail head at Castlewood Skills Loop
  • Distance: 16km
  • Grade: Red and Black

 

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Kielder

Kielder Cycle Centre
Kielder Village
Northumberland
NE48 1ER
Tel: 01434 250457
hire @ thebikeplace.co.uk

Kielder

Kielder Cycle Centre
Kielder Village
Northumberland
NE48 1ER
Tel: 01434 250457
hire @ thebikeplace.co.uk

Hours

Open 7 days a week
9.30am to 5.30pm

Hours

Open 7 days a week
9.30am to 5.30pm

Waterside

The Barn
Kielder Waterside
Falstone
NE48 1BT
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Waterside

The Barn
Kielder Waterside
Falstone
NE48 1BT
Tel: Coming soon
sales @ thebikeplace.co.uk

Hours

Open 7 days a week
9.30am to 6.00pm

Hours

Open 7 days a week
9.30am to 6.00pm

Christmas Opening Hours

Date

Kielder

Bellingham

22/12 Open Open
23/12 Open Open
24/12 Closed Open (till 3pm)
25/12 Closed Closed
26/12 Open (prepaid bookings only) Closed
27/12 Open Open
28/12 Open Closed
29/12 Open Open
30/12 Open Closed
31/12 Closed Closed
01/01 Open Closed
02/01 Open Open
03/01 Open Open

Then back to normal Winter Opening times.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers. And remember "Keep riding!"