There are several places in Wiltshire to go mountain biking. You can find out more information through the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC).
Make sure you ride in areas where mountain biking is permitted. You can cycle on all the bridleways and byways in Wiltshire, and there are a few permissive paths as well.
- The Rights of Way map
- Permissive paths map – make sure you check whether walking or cycling is permitted on these Wiltshire paths
- Access Land – you can walk on access land without sticking to the paths, but cycling may not be permitted
The best locations in Wiltshire are:
The Tidworth Freeride Bike Park
The site is run by the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in partnership with CTC and Tidworth Freeride. CTC membership is required. The closest rail stations are Grately or Andover.
The Ridgeway National Trail
The Ridgeway is 87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes, over rolling, open downland. It is largely made up of bridleways and byways in Wiltshire. The Trail starts by West Overton which is 9 miles north of Pewsey station. Another good access point is Barbury Castle which is 3 miles north-west of Marlborough.
The Coate to Marlborough railway path
This route runs mostly along the line of the former Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway. The start is 7 miles from Great Bedwyn station. Find out more at Sustrans.
Cranbourne Chase AONB
There are a number of routes suitable for mountain bikes in the Cranbourne Chase AONB. Check the route description to see whether the routes are on-road or off-road.
You can also find out more about local routes from our cycling groups.