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Mountain biking around Hebden Bridge

A visit to Walshaw Lodge is the perfect setting to explore some of the country’s best mountain biking terrain. If you and your group are looking for the perfect destination for a mountain bike holiday – look no further than a trip to the unique and varied landscape of the Pennines.

According to MBR magazine “There are plenty of options for classic rides in this part of the world, but the one that stands out is a loop that links Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, via a tortuous route over those northern moors, returning along the southern flanks of the Dale, beneath the imposing monument of Stoodley Pike.

Calderdale has become known as somewhat of a mecca for mountain biking in the UK.  A great article on mountain biking in the local area can be found here.

Wide Range of Trails

The Pennine Bridleway is a great site providing details of 5 or so great rides around the local area. More information about the Pennine Bridleway can be found here.

The area has grown in popularity as its quality has been recognised and there are a number of excellent trails nearby, such as the “Hilly Hebden” route.

The Hebden Bridge route as published in Singletrack Magazine can be found here.

At over 38km in length, and with more than 1,200m of climbing, it’s no walk in the park; but the rewards more than outweigh the effort required, with some fine and very varied riding on a selection of wonderful trails among some fine scenery”.  (Further information)

Also running close to Hebden Bridge is the excellent 47 mile Mary Towneley Loop in the South Pennines.  And some more great mountain biking routes can be found not far away in Settle.

Check out some other local cycle routes here.

Why not bring your bikes and some friends and enjoy some quality mountain biking combined with a magical stay at Walshaw Lodge?

Walshaw Lodge – The Perfect Base for Your Adventures

Whether your group consists of seasoned mountain bike riders or complete beginners, there is something around Hebden Bridge’s vast network of trails for all abilities.

We can work with you to ensure that your mountain biking holiday is the best it possibly can be. If you or any of your party need to borrow bikes we can make arrangements for you. We can supply a guide to show you around the local trails – which are numerous – and we can also provide tuition if required. For all your mountain bik holiday needs, you can trust that your experience at Walshaw Lodge will be unforgettable.

We work with a local business – Wheelie Fun – who provide high quality mountain bike hire in the South Pennines.