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South Barrule Mountain Bike Trails

Type:Cycling and Mountain Biking

South Barrule Mountain Bike Trails

About

A great introduction to mountain biking for first time visitors, new riders and children. Each trail goes through the forest at the foot of South Barrule and are fully sign posted and feature hand built single-track sections.  

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.

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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.

The 1km Blue Kipper Trail is ideal for young children and beginners to the sport providing a small loop without any real climbing which winds its way round the foot of the plantation. 

The 5km Red Viking Trail is a more advanced route for fitter riders and features boardwalk and some short but steep climbs. The first half of the route is covered mainly on fast, wide fire track before suddenly climbing up to the top of the forest.  The extra effort is rewarded by a longer descent that takes you back to your starting point via a longer single-track course that includes a number of purpose-build features including board walks and rock gardens.

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.

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - In designated car park

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Activity

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Douglas

Travel along the A1 until you reach Ballacraine Traffic Lights where you will turn left. Continue along this road (A3) through the village of Foxdale. Continue heading South (approx 500 metres) until you reach signs for Niarbyl. Turn right at the signposted, Niarbyl (A36), and South Barrule Forest is located 200 metres along the road.

From Castletown

From either the A5 or the A7, head north on the A3 towards Foxdale.  Travel to the top of the Ballmodha straight and continue through the forest until you start to head down the hill towards Upper Foxdale until you reach signs for Niarbyl. Turn right at the signposted, Niarbyl (A36), and South Barrule Forest is located 200 metres along the road.

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

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