Mountain Bike Trails & The Long Mynd
LongMynd Mountain Bike Trails
The Long Mynd is in South Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a series of hills with steep gullies locally known as Batches. In fact Minton Batch is regularly featured in MBR and What Mountain Bike magazine as one of the best single track descents in the UK, and its only minutes away from our centre. The centre and mountain bike trails have been featured in Single Track, MBR and MBUK. Also featured in video edits on Dirt and Wideopens websites.
Pole Bank, the highest point of Long Mynd is 516 metres above sea level and on a good day Snowdon, Cadair Idris and the Brecon Beacons can easily be seen as can the Malvern hills to the south. There are many excellent trails to explore and there are trails to suit everyone and every ability.
Way Marked Mountain Bike Trails
The old name MTB-SHROPSHIRE was where it all started, owner Richard Davies and his team had a vision for making mountain biking more accessible to everyone on the Long Mynd. So they devised a simple way marking system for the area for mountain bike trails. And got to work!
We now work in partnership with The National Trust and various other groups. We have produced our own trail map of the Longmynd, easy to follow way marked routes using a number system allows you to create your own ride depending on time and ability. All our experienced staff at Blazing Bikes (our onsite mountain bike shop) are there to help you plan your day to ensure you get the best riding Shropshire has to offer. Trail maps are £1 and can be collected from the shop, every £1 goes towards maintaining the trails.
If you don’t want to keep looking at a map all day, a qualified and experienced Trail Guide (prices below) are always available for hire by booking. They will make sure you have a safe yet exciting time and will give you some interesting local knowledge along the way. A Trail Guide can be hired for half a day or multiple days guiding.
Mountain Bike Guiding
Full Day Rate £120.00, Half Day Rate £80.00
Our experienced guides will take you out for a full day or half a day to give you quick and exclusive access to some of the best spots for all different levels of mountain, E-bike and road biking. Whether you are after some rock gardens to test your skills on your mountain bike or if you would prefer a gentle potter through the lanes of Shropshire we can take you to many interesting places. You can book this at booking accommodation from the drop down menu.
Copies of our maps can be obtained from Blazing Bikes