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South Barrule Forest

Type:Forest

South Barrule Forest

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Consisting of 128 hectares, South Barrule Forest is one of the Island's most popular woodlands for outdoor adventure, leisure activities and is a convenient gateway to neighbouring forests and hill land.

Popular with walkers, horse riders and families, the forest also features a number of purpose built mountain bike trails and a skills area where riders can hone their riding techniques.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is indebted to a number of local volunteer groups and organisations who have considerably helped with amenity improvements including trail building, path improvements and conservation projects.

Please remember that forests are working environments, with forestry operations taking place on a regular basis. Access may be restricted for felling work or during sporting events and visitors should follow safety signage at all times.

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Mountain Bike Trails

1: VIKING TRAIL
GRADING - MODERATE/ BLUE
A loop trail of two halves beginning on wide forest track that climb to the top of the forest. Riders are rewarded with a long gentle descent on a signle track featuring flowing berms, boardwalks, small drops, rock gardens and off line jump features, taking you back to the start.

2: KIPPER TRAIL
GRADING - MODERATE/ BLUE
Weaving its way around the gentle lower slope of the forest this short route is just right for family riding and novice riders. It includes a 300m section of narrow single track through the forest trees with little climbing.

FOREST ROADS (NO GRADING)
Forest roads are not graded, being of variable gradient and condition, but are suited to a wide range of cyclists. Please share with care as forest roads are multi-user routes.

Why don't you extend your visit to South Barrule by using the fire tracks to the south and west taking in the tracks and trails around Cringle and Corlea Forests.  

WARNING: Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying significant risk. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks.

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Open all year round (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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