Visitors are invited to step it up a gear and discover the Stackpole Estate’s wilder spaces with the launch of the National Trust’s new mountain bike trail.
The route through Castle Dock and Cheriton Bottom Woods features over four miles of climbs, twists, turns and jumps that are designed to test intermediate riders.
Following shared used paths and purpose-built single track, the trail offers a scenic ride with a stunning backdrop of natural woodlands and seasonal sights to enjoy along the way.
Speaking about the launch, Trust ranger Alex Shilling, said,
“Our new mountain bike trail is the perfect opportunity to head off the beaten track and explore Stackpole’s beautiful woodlands.
“The trail is the culmination of five years’ hard work. Countless hours of support from volunteers and working holiday groups helped make this route possible.
“We’re excited to now be sharing the mountain bike trail with riders and hope that visitors enjoy discovering more of this special place.”
Along with options for mountain bikers, the conservation charity has also established two woodland trail running routes (which can be run individually or looped together) plus a family adventure trail with self-led wild play activities.
For more information about the trail, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stackpole/trails/stackpole-mountain-bike-trail
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