The trails & pump track cater for all abilities, with snaking single-track and lots of trail features including jumps, table-tops, berms, rock-gardens and drops, each with easier options for the kids and the faint-hearted, of course!
Helmets and gloves compulsory.
Well maintained off-road bikes essential.
|Nearest Town||Fivemiletown||OS Map||18|
|Route Type||Woodland||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||448488|
|Public Roads||Off Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||448488|
Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trail is a 4km circular ‘blue’ grade trail with 4 optional circular ‘red’ grade sections.
Blue grade trails are moderate and are suitable for intermediate cyclist/ mountain bikers with basic off road riding skill. A good standard of fitness can help
Red grade trails are difficult and are suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina
The trails contain Technical Trail Features or TTFs, such as rocky sections, drops, bumps and turns – these are designed to teach riders new skills or improve existing skills. TTFs are great fun but riders should not attempt any TTFs unless they are confident of their ability.
Wild Woodland Trail (blue grade)
This 4km circular trail combines narrow twisting singletrack with the historic Captains Walk, a wide flat trail that leads through the picturesque Blessingbourne Estate.
There are 4 red grade loops off this trail – described below:
Crocodiles Back – 450m (red grade)
This red trail climbs and then descends through open plantation with a mass of TTFs including: logs, rock drop offs, table tops, berms. The trail then rejoins the Wild Woodland Trail – please take care at this point.
Roller Coaster – 550m (red grade)
The first 150m is a climb that winds uphill through mature deciduous woodland leading to a option of 2 descents-
- To the left is a 270m trail starts with 5 bermed corners that flow down through the widely spaced trees creating a slalom effect. The trail
- To the right is a 130m trail meanders down through woodland with a long rock garden, a drop off and a row of 3 tabletops.
Both options then rejoins the Wild Woodland Trail – please take care at this point.
Snakes Tail – 300m (red grade)
This red trail starts with a short climb up a grassed farm track, then snakes through an open plantation of young trees with lots of fun on the way down - 1 roller, 3 tabletops and 1 drop off.
The trail then rejoins the Wild Woodland Trail – please take care at this point.
Final Countdown – 450m (red grade)
After a short climb, this red trail descends through widely spaced trees with the challenge of 2 drop offs on the way. The trail then rejoins the Wild Woodland Trail – please take care at this point.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON SITE AND CHOSE THE TRAIL THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU...
This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.
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