The early morning sunrise over Cathedral Ranges is one of the most amazing sights to wake up to during autumn at South Cathedral Farm.  As you walk through the sweeping hills you will see the autumn colours of red and gold and falling leaves drifting in the wind.  It truly is a magical time.

Nearby at Lake Mountain, and right on our doorstep in Buxton, there are plenty of activities for you to undertake and we wanted to introduce you to Mountain Biking in our region.

Mountain biking has become more and more popular and is available to the novice all the way through to the Black Diamond Mountain Bike Trailer.  As many of the tracks close for Winter, Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy it all.

The health benefits of mountain bike riding are also great.  This is a terrific cardiovascular activity promoting good heart health and reduced stress.

We’ve covered the best areas below with a number of useful links for you to explore.

Mountain Bike Hire

For the first timer: If you don’t have a Mountain Bike you can hire them from Lake Mountain.  

Lake Mountain: Mountain Bike Riding

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a Mountain Bike ride on Lake Mountain whose tracks are ever-expanding.   

For the enthusiast, Dirt Art sculpted the latest Mountain Bike Track at Lake Mountain.  Check everything out via the Lake Mountain website.  

Buxton: Mountain Bike Riding

Buxton has its own Mountain Bike Riding Park with three Black Diamond Tracks, one easy track and a multitude of intermediates to explore.  You can view all the tracks by clicking here with thanks to Trail Forks!

Check out our three recommended trails here:

Platypus: Difficulty level: Easy  View here

Acheron Ridge: Difficulty level: Intermediate  View here

Buxton Bom:  Difficulty level: Black Diamond   View here

And while you’re at it why not organise to stay at South Cathedral Farm after a day on the trails and unwind in luxury?  We’d love to see you here.