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No. of Trails: 8
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From the M4 or Glastonbury go on to the M5 south and leave at the Bridgewater junction and head towards holford on the A39

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Description:-
This is some of the best natural trail in the south west of England. Lots of climbing so I would rate this ride as difficult in a fitness sense and a technical sense. But extreamly worth it. It all depends on how hard you want to push your self. I start at holford and plan to be out riding for atleast 4-5 hours.


Trails at Quantocks

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Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Quantocks23.910114.5 Hard Hard
Quatocks from the Station39.811395 Moderate Very Hard
West Somerset railway17.56802 Moderate Moderate
Quantock mtb ride19.88792.5 Moderate Moderate
MTB Quantock12.95562 Easy Easy
Holford to Triscombe13.95183 Easy Easy
Holford to Hodders Combe8.12572 Moderate Moderate
Holford Combe to Beacon10.73122 Moderate Moderate

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scu98rkr gave this trail 5 stars about 6 years ago
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janesy gave this trail 5 stars about 6 years ago

Quantocks


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Length: 23.9 Miles
Ascent: 1011 m
Time: 4.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Hard
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Description:-
This is a hard route with over 1200 meters climbing. A high technical level aswell. This is seen by many as the best natural single track in the south west of Britian.
The route can be extended easily to allow for a 5-6 hour epic day out.
You can start at multiple places But I always find Holdford at the bottom of the combes is a good place to start.

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scu98rkr gave this trail 5 stars about 6 years ago

Quatocks from the Station


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Length: 39.8 Miles
Ascent: 1139 m
Time: 5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Very Hard
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Trails I did riding straight from the station. Trains from the east can be very quick especially from London where you might only have 2 stops Reading then Taunton.

Not a local so probably doesnt include all the best riding. But recommend the descent along Somerton comber.

Good Pub stop at halfway at West Quantockhead plenty of outdoor seating if muddy.

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West Somerset railway


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Length: 17.5 Miles
Ascent: 680 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Route from railway

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Quantock mtb ride


Viewed 3303 times
Length: 19.8 Miles
Ascent: 879 m
Time: 2.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Very good ride, for groups.

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MTB Quantock


Viewed 2150 times
Length: 12.9 Miles
Ascent: 556 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Easy
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Good little ride, not overly long

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mattweaver gave this trail 5 stars about 2 years ago

Holford to Triscombe


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Length: 13.9 Miles
Ascent: 518 m
Time: 3 hrs
Tech Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Easy
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An easy Quantock day out that takes in an out and back journey to the Triscombe Stone, a descent of the classic Smith's Combe, a steep climb (and push) and a final decent by way of Lady's edge into Hodders Combe.

Ridable all year in all conditions, with multiple options to extend the route as conditions dictate. A great introduction to Mountain Biking for beginners in the summer.

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mattweaver gave this trail 5 stars about 3 years ago

Holford to Hodders Combe


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Length: 8.1 Miles
Ascent: 257 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Leave Holford carpark and proceed down the lane, take the first right and carry on past the hotel. follow Holford Combe up the river bed. Steep climb about 2k in. At the top of the hill carry on and turn right at Dead Womans Ditch. Follow trail for approx 4k untill Trig point on Beacon hill. Head back to Bicknoller post and then decend down Lady's Edge and then through the river down Hodders Combe.

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mattweaver gave this trail 5 stars about 2 years ago

Holford Combe to Beacon


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Length: 10.7 Miles
Ascent: 312 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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1. There is a great little carpark at the bottom of Holford and Hodders Combe Grid Ref ST 154 411 Postcode for Sat Nav is TA5 1RY.

2. From the carpark take a right and follow the road down round a left bend, then take the first right into Combe lane. Follow this lane up past the Combe Hotel on your right.

3. Continue up as it merges into a track and then pass through a wooden gate. After 100 yards the trail opens up into Holford Combe. Here you can follow the river bed up the valley either to the left or right. There are lots of places to cross through the water.

4. Take the left fork in the river and follow the trail up towards Ladys Combe.

5. Granny ring essential here! This climb is quite steep and rocky/rooty at times.

6.7. Once at the top take a right and follow flat trail until you get to a tarmac road.

8. Go straight across this road and follow the trail into Great Bear. This often gets quite muddy and is quite rutty. After approx half a mile this trail brings you out onto a tarmac road. Follow this tarmac road SW just past another tarmac road which joins from the right.

9.10. Peel off right into Dead Womans Ditch trail. Its approx 3.8 miles along this trail to the Trig point at the summit of Beacons Hill. The views from here are fantastic. You can see from Weston to Minehead and across the Severn estuary to Wales.

11.19 Follow route in reverse until you get to Halsway post. Just past here there is Stert Combe. Its quite easy to miss. As you look down the valley to you left (Due North) you can see the Steep Holm island out in Bridgewater bay.

20. Head down this grassy trail, which turns into a narrow rocky gully halfway down. Tis track leads down into Somerton Combe and back into a wooded area. There a sharp right bend into Somerton Combe. Be careful of the fallen tree, it's been made into a ramp and is great for jumping over but can catch you unaware especially if the ramp part has been washed away.

21.22.23 Follow this river into Hodder Combe all the way back to the start point at Holford carpark.



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