WIND HILL

WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE.

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Warminster, GB
10:17 am, July 12, 2024
temperature icon 14°C
broken clouds
Humidity 83 %
Pressure 1018 mb
Wind 3 mph
Wind Gust: 9 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 5:07 am
Sunset: 9:20 pm

LOCATION

The Red Way, Warminster, BA12 7NW

OPENING TIMES

Open every day
Winter time – 9.30am to 4.30pm (or last light)
Summer time – 9.30am to 6.00pm (110:30 – 20:00 Wednesdays June – September)

What does Wind Hill B1kepark
have to offer?

Awarded Bikepark of the Year 2017 and with trails to suit all levels of rider – from first time pedal pushers to seasoned pros – Wind Hill has become a firm favourite with all that have visited.  

Wind Hill is one of the South’s best known B1KEPARKs. Since opening in April 2017, Wind Hill has become one of the ‘must ride’ destinations on many mountain biker’s bucket list, so believe the hype – in the words of Sam Pilgrim, “This place is SICK!!!”

Wind Hill is home to freeride-focused downhill trails, set within broad-leaf woodland on the Longleat Estate, all within earshot of roaring lions and howling wolves.

The Wind Hill build team have really made the most of the elevation and the contours of the hill to build a progression pathway that can not be rivaled.

TRAILS

Wind Hill has had its fair share of hype and hysteria, beginning before it even opened and continuing to this day. Believe the hype… but also look beyond! The backdrop to pro-edits galore, you’d be forgiven for believing it’s a venue suited only to the world’s elite riders. If you think this then think again – the site has trails for riders of all levels, whatever the style of riding.

With 10 x individual trails to choose from, such as the cruisey delights of Blutopia – a blue trail which is ridden and loved by everyone – through to one of the UK’s most challenging but rewarding, ‘Pro Lines’, Viagra Falls, and lines which work for a broad spectrum of riders whilst never losing their appeal; Wind Hill has it all in abundance.

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#1 BLUTOPIA - BLUE,  1 LOZENGE

The perfect start to your day at the park, and we strongly recommend you do start here. This flow trail is as much fun for novices getting accustomed to park life as it is for pros seeking cheeky transfers. With rollers, berms and superbly crafted jumps, there is no better way to start your day... and we know you’ll come straight back up to hit it again. Blutopia feeds 5 x other trails (3 x black, 2 x red), and right from the ramp is feature-packed fun, guaranteed to provide a huge grin.

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#2 EMPURU - RED, 2 LOZENGE

Follow Blutopia to the fourth turn off and you find one of our signature trails, Empuru. A hugely progressive jump line, filled with the sweetest berms, step-ups and step-downs. This red run is a game changer! In the words of Sam Pilgrim, it’s, ‘better than Whistler’s A-Line’, and who are we to disagree?! The split-sided jumps provide progression when required and the long landings inspire confidence. The bottom berms are both a joy to ride and a joy to look at in equal measure. Making the most out of the hill, this trail would make your journey worth worthwhile wherever you’ve travelled from, even if it was the only one in the park!

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#3 TINA TURNER - RED, 2 LOZENGE

This trail has more moves than a collection of dads at a wedding! Since its addition to the trail network a few years ago, it has proven to be a firm favourite and just like its namesake, is likely to go on performing well into its senior years.

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#4 FEED 'EM TO THE LIONS - BLACK, 3 LOZENGE

Another trail that grows on riders and allows them to develop into discovering more lines. A small drop at the top is the only obligatory feature which can’t be rolled, but don’t think that means it’s easy to tame. An opt-in big drop line for the bigger hitters and a (rollable if necessary) road-gap ensure that this trail is far from toothless. Steep, technical catch-berms that you have to work hard to master lead to a high speed finish, crossing bridges over the spring fed, babbling brook.
Can you tame the Lions?

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#5 ROOTIFUL SOUTH - BLACK, 3 LOZENGE

The clue is in the name, but there is far more to this trail than roots alone; drops, stepped-out chutes, and more than a bit of casual trail chunder are all there to keep you on your toe

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#6 ARK AT EE - BLACK, 3 LOZENGE

A firm favourite with top to bottom action; combining technical natural elements and a park feel. The latter half of this trail is a re-imagining of one of the legacy trails from the ‘Allotment’ days. A split half-way down allows rider to opt in to bigger hits and gaps, whilst if you stick to the right hand side the jump are more forgiving.

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#7 VIAGRA FALLS - PRO LINE, 3 LOZENGE

Big doesn’t begin to describe it! But it’s not just the size – it’s what you do with it that counts… A line built to provide a challenge but also allow riders to show their 'steeze'! Although the features are frankly ludicrous in size they are shaped to be trickable, not just about hitting at mach-10 and hoping for the best. Designed with input from local legend Chris Smith who test piloted every feature, this trail is like something out of a video game. Favourably compared to any trail on the FMB world tour, Viagra Falls is definitely something to work up to and not something you have for breakfast! With 14 x features in all, even if you’ll never ride it, it’s worth the visit just to watch those that do. Straight off the ramp you are in to a series of carefully designed and crafted features that set this trail apart from so many others. The iconic ‘Boner Log’ and line of 30-40 ft jumps that follow are rapidly becoming part of MTB folklore and draw riders quite literally from across the globe.

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#8 PAY RISE - RED, 3 LOZENGE

The most recent addition to the park, Pay Rise was conceived by the trail crew during the tail end of the COVID pandemic, with a view to bringing some old areas back into play and introducing a whole load of new ones. Since its opening, it has quickly become one of the most Instagram-able areas on the hill; guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of rider and ‘followers’ alike!

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#9 PASS THE DUTCHIE - BLACK, 2 LOZENGE

For lovers of downhill, technical, natural trails which only require optional airtime. This trail is a test of skills beyond jumping.
Off-camber roots, moto-whoops and an optional rock garden, combine to create a trail that at speed is perhaps the most technical on the hill.
With line choices galore, this trail can be negotiated by relatively novice riders but to master it will take great skill.

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#10 THE LEFT HAND SIDE  - RED, 1 LOZENGE

The ‘Red’ graded alternative to Pass the Dutchie. The same feel good tech vibes, all wrapped in a slightly less heady package.

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DOWNHILL

This trail has more moves than a collection of dads at a wedding! Since its addition to the trail network a few years ago, it has proven to be a firm favourite and just like its namesake, is likely to go on performing well into its senior years.

Another trail that grows on riders and allows them to develop into discovering more lines. A small drop at the top is the only obligatory feature which can’t be rolled, but don’t think that means it’s easy to tame. An opt-in big drop line for the bigger hitters and a (rollable if necessary) road-gap ensure that this trail is far from toothless. Steep, technical catch-berms that you have to work hard to master lead to a high speed finish, crossing bridges over the spring fed, babbling brook.
Can you tame the Lions?

The clue is in the name, but there is far more to this trail than roots alone; drops, stepped-out chutes, and more than a bit of casual trail chunder are all there to keep you on your toes!

A firm favourite with top to bottom action; combining technical natural elements and a park feel. The latter half of this trail is a re-imagining of one of the legacy trails from the ‘Allotment’ days. A split half-way down allows rider to opt in to bigger hits and gaps, whilst if you stick to the right hand side the jump are more forgiving.

For lovers of downhill, technical, natural trails which only require optional airtime. This trail is a test of skills beyond jumping.
Off-camber roots, moto-whoops and an optional rock garden, combine to create a trail that at speed is perhaps the most technical on the hill.
With line choices galore, this trail can be negotiated by relatively novice riders but to master it will take great skill.

The ‘Red’ graded alternative to Pass the Dutchie. The same feel good tech vibes, all wrapped in a slightly less heady package.

FREERIDE

The perfect start to your day at the park, and we strongly recommend you do start here. This flow trail is as much fun for novices getting accustomed to park life as it is for pros seeking cheeky transfers. With rollers, berms and superbly crafted jumps, there is no better way to start your day… and we know you’ll come straight back up to hit it again. Blutopia feeds 5 x other trails (3 x black, 2 x red), and right from the ramp is feature-packed fun, guaranteed to provide a huge grin.

Follow Blutopia to the fourth turn off and you find one of our signature trails, Empuru. A hugely progressive jump line, filled with the sweetest berms, step-ups and step-downs. This red run is a game changer! In the words of Sam Pilgrim, it’s, ‘better than Whistler’s A-Line’, and who are we to disagree?! The split-sided jumps provide progression when required and the long landings inspire confidence. The bottom berms are both a joy to ride and a joy to look at in equal measure. Making the most out of the hill, this trail would make your journey worth worthwhile wherever you’ve travelled from, even if it was the only one in the park!

Big doesn’t begin to describe it! But it’s not just the size – it’s what you do with it that counts… A line built to provide a challenge but also allow riders to show their ‘steeze’! Although the features are frankly ludicrous in size they are shaped to be trickable, not just about hitting at mach-10 and hoping for the best. Designed with input from local legend Chris Smith who test piloted every feature, this trail is like something out of a video game. Favourably compared to any trail on the FMB world tour, Viagra Falls is definitely something to work up to and not something you have for breakfast! With 14 x features in all, even if you’ll never ride it, it’s worth the visit just to watch those that do. Straight off the ramp you are in to a series of carefully designed and crafted features that set this trail apart from so many others. The iconic ‘Boner Log’ and line of 30-40 ft jumps that follow are rapidly becoming part of MTB folklore and draw riders quite literally from across the globe.

The most recent addition to the park, Pay Rise was conceived by the trail crew during the tail end of the COVID pandemic, with a view to bringing some old areas back into play and introducing a whole load of new ones. Since its opening, it has quickly become one of the most Instagram-able areas on the hill; guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of rider and ‘followers’ alike!

This stand alone iconic feature is the perfect qualifier for those thinking of stepping-up their game. Eminently trickable, a reworked feature that harks back to the Black Canon days. If you fancy throwing some shapes, working on your style or perfecting your next trick, this is the place to do it!

TRAIL GRADES

Red:  Advanced

Suitable for:  Riders in good health with good off-road riding skills. Mountain bikes required.

Trail:  Some ‘single-track’ sections and small obstacles of root and rock. Features either rollable or avoidable.

Blue:  Intermediate

Suitable for:  Riders in good health, with basic bike skills and experience of off-road biking. Bikes must be in good working order with two working brakes and off-road tyres.

Trail:  Relatively smooth and wide, with rollable features.

Black:  Expert

Suitable for:  Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and fitness. Good mountain bikes.

Trail:  Challenging climbs, tricky descents and expect unavoidable features, such as drop-offs, doubles and large rocks.

Black + Yellow:  ProLine

Suitable for:  Expert mountain bikers with high level of fitness. Quality off-road mountain bikes.

Trail:  Greater challenge and difficulty. Expect large and unavoidable features.

Understand the Lozenge Grading System

The Lozenge grading pertains to the Technical Trail Features (TTFs) that the trail includes. This can be drops, steep chutes, jumps (tables or gap jumps) road-gaps and berms. The Lozenge system is applied within Singletrack grading.

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A single lozenge denotes small features and indicates a more technical trail than other more feature-driven lines.
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Two lozenge trails will contain technical trail features of a medium to large size. A trail with a two lozenge grade MAY contain features that can not be rolled (e.g. on a black graded trail) but MAY also have a lesser or rollable option available.

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Three lozenge trails have large technical trail features.
These will be unavoidable and require suitable ability and total commitment. Riders should be capable of, and expect to leave the ground in order to complete these trails.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RIDE HERE?

To ride at Wind Hill B1KEPARK, you need to be a B1KEPARK member.

There are two membership options to choose from:

You can register as a ‘Free-2-Ride’ member free of charge. Free-2-Ride members are required to pre-purchase a £12.50 Day Pass for each visit.

Alternatively, if you plan to visit our sites regularly, why not choose our Network membership and ride any of the parks an unlimited amount of times, for a yearly cost starting at £125 for youth memberships.

Full members are required to acquire a “Network Member” Day Pass for each visit.

All riders are required to produce their individual B1KE membership QR code and valid day pass upon arrival.

SKILLS TRAINING WITH B1KE

Wind Hill B1KEPARK is the perfect venue for progressing your mountain bike skills.

A fantastic range of trail features which progress from small and rollable through to large and unavoidable means this is the place to be to progress your MTB journey, from regular trail enthusiast to B1KEPARK aficionado. You’re always the right age to become a Park Rat! There’s everything here in terms of trails, providing the ideal progression for the range of courses offered.

Renowned for sublime jump lines that range in size from small to frankly ridiculous, if you are looking to develop your confidence and ability in the air, this is a venue for you. But look beyond the flow lines and we have enough natural tech to train riders, from first-timers to racers looking to shave seconds off their race runs and top the podium. Master the dirt, whether it’s groomed or out-and-out ‘Gnar’!

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"My favourite place to ride in the UK. EMPURU is better than Whistler’s A Line. From Blutopia to Viagra Falls, you’ll find a trail to tick your boxes."

SAM PILGRIM

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