The Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails consist of a range of green, blue and red grade (including black options) singletrack trails just minutes from the lively village of Castlewellan
On the shores of Carlingford Lough, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some of the most challenging mountain biking in all of Ireland
On the outskirts of Belfast, the Barnett Demesne Trails & Jumps Park offer a compact network of XC trails and the first official dirt jumps park in Ireland.
Davagh Forest Trails are tucked away in the untouched rural landscape of the Sperrin Mountains and offer exhilarating XC trails that’ll tick everyone’s boxes.
Situated in the depths of the Galloway forest park it can seem like 30 mins too far from the rest of the riding but don’t let the extra distance put you off, this is one of the best around. Written by Michael W Smith.
Aston Hill is now open 7 days a week with a pay-to-ride scheme operated by the CTC. All the trails are being constantly tuned, with some exciting developments in the pipeline.
James Lyons spends time riding the bits that you drive past at 70mph on your way to Glyncorrwyg and Afan.
Thetford is packed full of fast, flowing natural trail that is ideal for everyone. Thetford is well known for its miles of great singletrack and is the home of some great racing with events such Dusk till Dawn, the Winter Enduro Series and the new Summer Series. As well as the miles of unmarked singletrack there are also two way marked mountain bike routes and two family routes.
The Highland Wildcat trial at Golspie is a long, long way away from me, but I would quite happily do the 20hr round trip again to ride it again.