Eastridge Woods
A small but perfectly formed riding area with lots to explore
  • Parking
  • Uplift
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Much like nearby Hopton Woods, this Midlands riding spot is often overlooked, but it's a little gem, with a rolling riot of a red cross-country loop, more gentle blue loop plus plenty of technical and tricky old downhill trails that'll provide a satisfying challenge for a modern trail or enduro bike.

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Though there's nothing hugely long, there's plenty of height to be dropped, so you'll want to keep your wits about you. In fact, if you squint hard enough, there's an almost Alpine feel about some parts of the area.

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The trails were built in conjunction with and are maintained by the Eastridge Trail Partnership, a group of local riders and volunteers.

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Amenity details: 

It's just the basics of free parking and a picnic spot, with no toilets or any other facilities on site. You'll need to take anything you want with you.

Perhaps you're looking for a ride off the beaten trail, or you want to mix your riding up with some nature walks. Be sure to check Komoot to uncover further adventures in this area.

>> Hiking around Cannock Chase

Nearby facilities: 

Bike servicing, sales and repairs

The Trailhead Bike Company is in Shrewsbury (22-minutes away) and stocks bikes from Cube, Marin, Whyte, Orange and Santa Cruz. They also offer demo rides on all those brands and have a workshop and clothing/spare parts.

Shrewsbury is also home to a Trek Bicycle concept store. It's got own-brand bikes and clothing on sale.

Blazing Bikes is in Little Stretton (37-minute drive) and stocks Trek, Evil, Pivot, Yeti, Scott and Ibis bikes, plus a wide range of clothing and components. 

Food, drink and shops

You're spoilt for choice for all of the above should you choose to head to Shrewsbury but there's also the Mytton Arms pub a mere 4-minute drive away and a few more pubs within a 10-minute radius. 

Pontesbury (9-minutes away) has the nearest small shop or there's also a Londis in Worthen, which is 20-minutes away.

Where to stay

There are a few small B&Bs in the local area, but once again Shrewsbury is spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation.

If camping is more your thing then there's Nipstone Camping and Brow Farm Campsite just 30-minutes away - they're pretty much equidistant to Hopton Woods if you fancy doing that trail centre too over a weekend.

Eastridge Woods

The Old Barns
PontesburyShropshire, England SY5 0TP
United Kingdom

Amenities

  • Parking
  • Uplift

Trails at this centre

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon was previously the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. He's previously been technical editor at BikeRadar.com, editor at What Mountain Bike Magazine and also web editor at Singletrackworld.co.uk. Yes, he's been around the houses.

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