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Watlington  
Title:   Watlington (Buckinghamshire)
Start: Watlington, Chilterns
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 34 miles (55km).
Difficulty: moderate
Route
Intro:
The Ridgeway is one of, if not the, oldest roads in Europe. We picked a six mile section either side of Watlington Hill and the dirt for some long valley descents with the odd short 'n sweet drop to delight.
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Whiteleaf, Chilterns  
Title:   Whiteleaf (Buckinghamshire)
Start: Princes Risborough, Chilterns
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 21 miles (34km)
Difficulty: moderate
Route
Intro:
A trio of tree-covered circuits over the convoluted contours of the Chilterns
Price:   $1.55 (£1.00 approx)
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Hexworthy  
Title:   Hexworthy (Devon)
Start: Postbridge (Dartmoor)
Links to: Westcountry Way
Distance: 14.6 miles (23.5km)
Difficulty: moderate
Route
Intro:
In the heart of Dartmoor rises two rivers - the West Dart and the East Dart. Where they join forces is known as Dartmeet. Curious that. Our route circumnavigates this confluence and criss-crosses the two clear moorland streams (or torrents if they're in spate) on great granite boulders. A good sense of balance is required - there are no convenient bridges.
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Houndtorr Route Route  
Title:   Houndtor Route (Devon)
Start: Hound Tor car park (Dartmoor)
Links to: Westcountry Way
Distance: 20 miles (32km)
Difficulty: moderate (dry); hard (wet)
Route
Intro:
Where the Rivers Becky and Bovey come together on the eastern edge of Dartmoor there’s a small but excellent area of challenging trails. Steep and wooded these two valleys are considered by many to be the jewel in Dartmoor’s crown. By way of contrast, and just a short hop west, Dartmoor offers some of its best open moorland riding. This ride takes in a tasty chunk of each.
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Corfe (Dorset)  
Title:   Corfe (Dorset)
Start: Corfe
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 25 miles (40km).
Difficulty: Moderate
Route
Intro:
Trip lightly along the edge of spectacular clifftops with nothing but 350ft of vertical, vertigo-inducing space - and wheeling gulls - between your outside pedal and the pebbles on the beach.
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Milton Abbas 2  
Title:   Milton Abbas 2 (Dorset)
Start: Milton Abbas
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 22 miles (35km)
Difficulty: Moderate
Route
Intro:
It's a roller-coaster landscape - climbs are short 'n sharp, descents are quick rivers of skin-fleecing flint. North Dorset. A pastoral place if ever there was one but, hidden within the folds of its ample hills, are tracks and trails that encapsulate the epitome of a very English off-road experience.
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Yarmouth  
Title:   Yarmouth (Isle of Wight)
Start: Yarmouth (ferry terminal)
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 32 miles (51km)
Difficulty: hard
Route
Intro:
The ultimate day-return run over the western downs on the Isle of Wight. Ideal in winter when frost crisps the clay and curlew calls linger on in iced sea breezes. A veritable off-road feast and all yours for the price a ferry ticket.
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Bourton On The Water Route  
Title:   Bourton On The Water (Gloucestershire)
Start: Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 20 miles (32km)
Difficulty: Easy
Route
Intro:
Ideal for a summer evening jaunt or winterís afternoon, this is a good mix of track and lane with a smidgen of singletrack. Nothing too technical so perfect for newcomers to our sport or just getting some fresh air.
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Stanton, Cotswolds  
Title:   Stanton (Gloucestershire)
Start: Stanton, Cotswolds
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 25 miles (40km).
Difficulty: easy
Route
Intro:
A pot-pourri of pootle, rad, track and road that should please most of the people most of the time. Especially as there's one or two refreshment stops along the way.
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Winchcombe  
Title:   Winchcombe (Gloucestershire)
Start: Winchcombe, Cotswolds
Links to: No links to other MBRUK routes
Distance: 34 miles (55km)
Difficulty: hard
Route
Intro:
With names like Nutterswood adorning the map you can expect a bit more than the usual Cotswold caper. So grab your wheels, take a ride on the wild side and get your mind warped on this double loop.
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Axbridge  
Title:   Axbridge (Somerset)
Start: A38, Axbridge (Mendip Hills)
Links to: Links to Wessex Way
Distance: 28 miles (46km)
Difficulty: Expert
Route
Intro:
Based on the Wessex Way long-distance MTB route this loop is defined by testing climbs and exhilarating descents
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Holford - Quantock Hills Route  
Title:   Holford (Somerset)
Start: Holford (Quantock Hills)
Links to: Westcountry Way
Distance: 22miles (35km)
Difficulty: moderate/hard
Route
Intro:
Heather-clad moorland ridges marked out by a trio of trig points all standing at around 1300ft. Between these concrete pillars runs a plethora of inter-connecting ridge-top bridleway tracks and by-ways.
Price:   $1.55 (£1.00 approx)
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Minehead  
Title:   Minehead (Somerset)
Start: Ellicombe roundabout (Minehead, Exmoor)
Links to: Westcountry Way
Distance: 19 miles (30km)
Difficulty: moderate
Route
Intro:
The bridleway along Selworthy Beacon and Bossington Hill is one of the finest, cliff-top rides in the UK. This loop also slots in some switch-back singletrack, seriously steep downhilling and in an exquisitely beautiful part of the world.
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Arundel  
Title:   Arundel (West Sussex)
Start: Whiteways (A284/South Downs Way)
Links to: Links to Wessex Way
Distance: 28 miles (45Km)
Difficulty: hard
Route
Intro:
A great summertime ride when the wind is easy this route lassoes a loop astride the South Downs, beginning just before the Wessex Way MTB route plunges east into the Arun valley.
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Cocking  
Title:   Cocking (West Sussex)
Start: Cocking Hill (South Downs Way)
Links to: Links to Wessex Way
Distance: 19 miles (31km)
Difficulty: moderate
Route
Intro:
Kicking off from Cocking car park (GR875166) this loop ‘blanket-stitches’ the famous chalk escarpment mixing sinuous, single-track descents; with track climbs - some steady, some swingeing; plus a saunter along more moderate forest and farmland trails. A fine intro to South Downs off-roading.
Price:   $1.55 (£1.00 approx)
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Pewsey Vale  
Title:   Pewsey Vale (Wiltshire)
Start: Pewsey station, Pewsey
Links to: Links to Wessex Way
Distance: 24km/15 miles
Difficulty: easy
Route
Intro:
A roller-coaster route over Salisbury Plain and Pewsey Vale that includes some of the popular Wessex Way long-distance MTB route. On a dry summer's day this is rural England riding at its best.
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