Swithland Woods Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Family Friendly
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #96286 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A few double track/fire roads going down the middle, then lots of different trails branching off to explore. Main features of Swithland woods are the bomb hole shaped trails near the quarry that provide a variety of riding ranging from single track, to jumps and drop offs. Swithland woods is great for any ability of mountain biking, and could also be a good time for dirt jumpers. The terrain on top near the quarry is loose gravel/slate, and the further down you go, the more mud and dirt you will reach. The trails can range from tight switchbacks to wide double track, perfect for any rider. For advanced riders there is the odd double, some huge rock drop offs and rocky trails.

Access Info

The main car park/trail head is near the Hallgates Bradgate Park car park.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag Bradgate (Jan 10, 2018 at 7:01)
 Please note that there is no right of access for cyclists along most of the trail referred to here. The only access in Swithland Wood is on the waymarked bridleways and permissive horse/cycle tracks. To cycle any where else in the wood constitutes TRESPASS.
Be advised that Swithland Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Under Section 28P(6) of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, anyone who intentionally, destroys, damages or disturbs the notified features of this site may be prosecuted and fined up to £20,000.

Peter Tyldesley
Bradgate Park Trust

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