23 miles
Distance
4,178 ft
Climb
-4,180 ft
Descent
1,681 ft
High Point

Credit: MBR.co.uk

The ride starts in Porlock, giving you a chance to stock up on calories — you’ll need them!

After a steep climb, the first great singletrack drops through Horner Wood. A couple more punchy climbs lead you to Webber’s Post and a long, rocky singletrack across open moorland to Brockwell.

The steady climb to Dunkery Beacon isn’t too bad, and it’s followed by a nice long descent to Stoke Pero. Quiet roads make up the next stretch to Hawkcombe Head — home to the absolutely brilliant Hawkcome bridleway.

Climb back up the top half of Porlock Hill to get another cracking descent — screaming doubletrack at first, then stunning singletrack through Worthy Wood to Porlock Weir.

If you’re feeling strong, there’s always the option to extend the ride through Exford (where there’s a great pub — the Crown Hotel) and pick up the Two Moors Way to Simonsbath, as we did. But be warned; it could turn a big day into a soul-destroying epic.

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More Stats for MBR Britain's Best Singletrack: Exmoor mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
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  • Altitude min
    55 ft
  • Altitude start
    103 ft
  • Altitude end
    102 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
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  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,156 ft
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