The Steel City is a hive of MTB activity, with advocacy group Ride Sheffield using the collective might of the riding community to preserve, improve and promote access for mountain bikers. There are three distinct areas, all close to the city, that are worth checking out, with everything from mellow blue trails to challenging descents. There are also some techy DH trails in Wharncliffe Woods on the opposite side of the road to Greno Woods, but we recommend going with a local the first time as they can be tricky to find.

The trails:

Lady Cannings Plantation (Blue)

There are two trails here now – Blue Steel (1.4km) and Cooking On Gas (1.6km). Both are ‘rollercoaster’ tracks suitable for all abilities, with no jumps to put off beginners. A red-graded descent is due to be built later this year by nearby Redmires Reservoir. There are lots of bridleways in the area if you want to extend your ride.


Parkwood Springs (Blue)

Right near the centre of town, this 2km blue trail with red-graded options has classic flow, with lots of berms, jumps and rollers. There’s also a dual slalom track, so why not assemble some mates for some head-to-head action?

Greno Woods (Red)

Steve Peat’s training ground has two red graded descents, Pub Run and Steel City, and one black DH run, DH3. There’s a signposted 3.5-mile loop using other trails in the woods.

Who’s it good for?

Beginners: 2/3

Intermediate: 3/3


Advanced: 3/3



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Contact information:

Greno Woods, S35 8RS – Directions