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Hopton Woods

Mountain Biking in the Hopton Wood


Hopton Woods is the home of mountain biking in Shropshire.  Come and test yourself out on the warm-up loop before heading into the wood.

It has 32 km of forest roads, tracks and single tracks covering 350 hectares of woodland. There are colour coded routes for both leisure and thrill seeking off road cyclists and mountain bikes. The blue route is the family track and offers an introduction to mountain biking for novices and young children. It is also close to the main car park and picnic area.

All the trails at Hopton are largely unsurfaced so the way they ride changes according to the weather and the season.  Please ride within your ability (and that of your bike) and with appropriate safety gear.

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Hopton castle
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View SY7 0QF on a map | Get directions to SY7 0QF

Contact Details

0300 0676977
Hopton Wood

Additional Information


There are two car parks that give access to the wood, Bedstone Hill Car Park and Hopton Wood Car Park. 

Hopton Wood , Craven Arms Sat Nav Postcode: SY7 0QF

By Car:

Bedstone Hill Car Park (SY7 0BG) - Turn off the B4367 into the village of Bedstone, take the turn on the left sign posted for Mynd and then the first turn on the right sign posted for Darky Dale.

Hopton Wood Car Park (SY7 0QF) - Hopton Wood is situated eight miles west of Craven Arms, off the B4385 to Clun adjacent to the village of Hopton Castle.

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