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Mountain Bike Permits

All organisations wishing to lead mountain biking i.e. coaching or guiding either on a commercial or non-commercial basis on Northern Ireland's mountain bike trail centres must apply for an 'Annual Mountain Biking Permit.' 

Castlewellan & Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails

The permit for the Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails and/or Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails is issued by the respective local council and administered by the Mourne Mountain Bike Ranger employed by Mourne Heritage Trust. Follow this link to download the Permit Application Form for both the mountain bike trail centres in the Mournes.

Davagh Forest Trails

Cookstown District Council also operate a permit system for the Davagh Forest Trails. Please contact John Howard from Mid Ulster District Council on John.Howard@midulstercouncil.org for more information.

Barnett Demesne Trails

The permit for Barnett Demesne Trails is issued and administered by Belfast City Council.  Follow this link for Permit Application Form.

Permit Holders on MountainBikeNI.com

In agreement with each trail managing council, MountainBikeNI will only promote official permit holders and council appointed official trail head providers. 

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