Map and leaflet for the trail
As part of Blackburn with Darwen Council's commitment to encourage cycling and improve levels of physical activity amongst children and adults, new mountain bike trails have been created in Billinge Woods, Witton Country Park.
The new trails form a figure of eight loop within the woods and are designed to offer cyclists a challenging and technical cycling experience catering for experienced and also budding mountain bike riders.
The two trails 'Tricky sixty' and 'Trail of two trees' are both approximately 600m in length and when completed as a circuit offer cyclists roughly 2 miles of mountain biking pleasure.
Thanks to Local Transport Plan funding and the assistance from Blackburn and District Mountain Bikers (BAD) the trails now offer local riders an adrenalin fuelled cycling experience.
How to find us
Arriving by bike
The mountain bike trails at Billinge Woods can be accessed from either Under Billinge Lane or Billinge End Road. Witton Country Park is also accessed by National Cycle Network route 6 with access up to Billinge Woods via Crow Wood.
Arriving by car
Ample car parking is located at Witton Country Park located off Preston Old Road (A674) with access to the trails via Crow Wood a pleasant climb of approximately 1 mile.
Arriving by rail
The nearest rail station is Cherry Tree Station which is served by the Colne to Blackpool South rail service which runs hourly Mon - Sat and every 2 hours on Sunday. Blackburn Rail Station, located a mile east of Witton Country Park, is also served by regular trains from Manchester, Bolton, Leeds, York and Clitheroe. For more information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
For your safety please remember the Mountain Biking Code
Don't rely on others
- Can you get home safely?
- Carry the right equipment and know how to use it
For your own safety
- Always wear the right safety clothing, at least a cycle helmet and gloves
- Only cycle within your abilities
- Only tackle jumps and other challenges if you are sure you can do them, have a look first!
- Train properly especially for difficult and technical routes
On and off road
- Expect the unexpected -watch out for other visitors
- For your own and others' safety always follow warning signs and any advice you are given
- Please slow down for horses, some horse are easily spooked by bikes
- If approaching a horse or pedestrian from behind please warn the rider/walker of your presence by calling 'bike behind'
- Billinge Woods is a multi user site. Please ride within your limits and give way to other users