Cotswolds Mountain Bike Ride
An off road 5 mile mountain bike ride through rolling Cotswold Hills and natural woodland. The route flows through single track and open fields and is easy to navigate.
The ride starts down a well signposted bridleway which narrows after 100 Meters once you get passed entrance to the field. There is space for a couple of cars to park on the verge just by the bridleway sign.
There is superb easy going single track through the woodland bordering the field
You soon come to a junction with another bridleway coming down from the left, just keep going straight on following the stone wall.
After about half a mile the track emerges into a field, follow the fence line through gently rolling fields until you reach a metal gate
After going through the gate cross the next field and head for the farm, turning left at the junction and head down the hill for a couple of hundred meters
Turn left again to enter the woodland and drop into a low gear for the steep climb through the trees. Turn left at the top of the hill and enjoy the natural woodland.
Go through the small wooden gate and follow the contours around the field, turning right after a few hundred meters to find a metal gate and style.
Climb the short,steep bank and go through the next gate turning right to join a farm track, follow the track for a couple of hundred meters turning left at a T junction after a line of trees.
Follow the track up the hill turning right to join a wide track in the forestry, follow the wide track for just over half a mile
Eventually you will reach a farm, go through two metal gates and follow the road to a T junction. Turn left down the hill and back to the start of the route.
Images for all my mountain bike rides can be found on Flickr