Healey Nab

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Trail Variety
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Healey Nab Rocks
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Think that I have said it all above.
If you wantb trail centre, dont go.
If you want a compact selection of Black and Red trials to session for fitness and skills development its a great place. I have spent at least half days and sometimes full days there.

Healey Nab is what you make of it ?

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Good Points
* The black run is All weather and not affected by winter weather very much.
* The black run although short is great to session and improve skills.
* You can mix the trails up, a popular XC bike descent is Red - Black - Red, which gives you a nice flowy trail whilst missing out the rock gardens and drops.
* Although the Red is a short loop you can keep sessioning the loop which is good fun, great for fitness and brilliant for improving technique as you get lots of attempts at the same terrain.
* The trails are maintained by a very dedicated bunch of people so are always in pretty good condition.
* Trails are never too busy and you tend to meet a decent bunch of people there.
* Free parking and no over inflated prices coffee shop on site
Bad Points
* As previously mentioned its not a trail centre.
* The latter part of the Red loop can get boggy during the winter, but I know that the trail builders are looking at that.
* It can be difficult to find initially.
* The Black run push up line is not easy to find from the very bottom, but I'm being picky here.
Would you recommend?
Yes
PW
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Little Gem
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.0
Well with a ride!

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Good Points
This is my local trail so I will be biased.... but given its mainly volunteer built and maintained its a cracking little place to have some fun on your bike, although short it can be done several times with different life choices as options (red and black) and various other natural routes in and around the forest, plus its not too far from Rivington so great to link up for a longer ride!
Bad Points
It can get quite boggy and wet in places after heavy rain but this can only to be expected given its volunteer maintenance for which they do a cracking job!
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Good for a quick blast
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
0.5
Ok lets get the obvious out of the way, this isn't a "Trail Centre". So don't go here expecting it to be Llandegla with miles of trails and a nice burger at the end.

Having said that, what it is is a great training ground for local riders. It can teach riders how to tackle switchbacks, berms, rock gardens, small drops, north shore and jumps all in a small area.

Treat the place as a spot to session different runs to the bottom trying out all the different lines with a push-up back to the top.

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Good Points
Great twisty red descent and black descent with multiple routes.
Good for a quick local blast.
Possible to link in with other trails in the area for a longer ride (White Coppice, Great Hill, Rivington)
Lots of different trail features in a small space.
Bad Points
Not much parking available.
The trail can be confusing for newcomers.

M
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A good trail if you are in the area
(Updated: March 04, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Certainly not worth a special journey, but if you find yourself riding in the area (Rivington etc ) as I was then its well worth a detour.
For volunteer maintained trails its a good little run though at only a few K's long don't expect a great deal.
As I've said I used it to break up a much longer XC ride in the area and it did that perfectly though I think If I'd made a specific journey to ride just these trails I'd have been very disappointed.
That saying there is some awesome natural riding round the area and by using the good facilities at Rivington and combine Healy Nab with the natural stuff an epic eduro day can be had.

User Review

Good Points
Good little XC trail
Bad Points
No facilities and hard to get to by road i.e. impossible
Would you recommend?
Yes
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