Mountain Biking on the Scottish/English Border

Looking for a great day out on some action packed mountain bike trails? Then look no further than the trail centre in Newcastleton. The forest here stretches across the Scottish Border and down into England, joining with the Kielder forest and making it part of the largest forest in Britain. Newcastleton has a variety of low to moderate mountain biking trails leading out from the Douglas Square trailhead in the centre of town, with plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee in between runs.

Where can I find mountain biking in the borders?

Head to Newcastleton and explore the plethora of mountain biking trails starting in the village square!

Newcastleton features a gentle introduction to mountain biking on its 6 mile long blue route that winds up into the hills above the village. For more adventurous riders there is the 14 mile long red route, with a tough climb that’ll test the lungs before dropping you back down rapidly through the forest, with plenty of special features to keep you on your toes.

  • Two mountain bike trails
  • Access to the cross-border walking route
  • Free parking
  • Plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as public toilets in Newcastleton
  • Good public transport access

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