GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stainburn Forest Walks and Mountain Biking

4 miles (6 km)

This forest near Harrogate has three mountain bike trails to try. There are two red graded trails and a black graded narrow single track trail for the more experienced rider. All the trails are way-marked with colour coded discs. There are rocky descents, technical obstacles and great views of the Washburn Valley. The expansive forest is also good for walkers with good footpaths and lots of wildlife to look out for.


LS21 2RA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stainburn Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stainburn Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head just a mile north west of the forest and you could visit Swinsty Reservoir. There's a nice waterside footpath to follow around the water here.
Just to the south is Lindley Wood Reservoir where there is another decent footpath to try.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Stainburn Forest - - 460065

Looking southwest from the main track running through the middle of the forest. Here the Forestry Commission has built a vertiginous mountain bike route down the hillside.

Track Through Stainburn Forest - - 600712

4x4 vehicles park up along the side of the forestry track which is a permissive footpath through Stainburn Forest.


GPS Files

GPX File

Stainburn Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Stainburn Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)