Healey Nab

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Grin Factor
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Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
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Well impressed
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
0.5
Great little place. Perfect to practice in a short loop. Very well maintained. Not to difficult but it has all needed to be able to push skills to a higher level. It is within a beatufull forest and if someone is up for a ride there is 25km XC trail around local reservoirs.

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Good Points
Great local spot.
Bad Points
No facilities. No real parking.
Would you recommend?
Yes
M
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Healey Nab
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Great place all year round

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Good Points
Great local spot, fun trails where you can section and improve.
Bad Points
No real parking spots.
Would you recommend?
Yes
R
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Local playground
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
For a community trail its well built and maintained by Scott and his gang. Its on a number of local loops for me and its nice to have some local trail where mountain bikers actually have right of way! Great for adding a bit of blast to a Rivi ride or doing a quick hour sessioning a couple of laps or runs.

I've seen some of debate on here about the jumps etc. at the bottom of the red / black. There are a bit densely packed but i wouldn't describe them as dangerous. The contractors made an awful job of that section in the first stage of build and whats there now is a vast improvement. The bottom of a black is more a playground then a single trail. There's a variety of lines so something for most tastes and worth experimenting rather than just riding through once. If the new option gets to go ahead hopefully it will have a more spaced out feel to add something again different into the small space.

The climb can get a bit gooey in the winter but to be fair there are not any xc riders who show up to dig.

Its a shame plans for similar mini centres in the area didn't get to go ahead due to budget constraints as i think the Nab can largely be viewed as a success story. Don't show up expecting llandegla and you wont be disappointed!

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Good Points
All weather, local priority trail for bikes.
Great for adding to a loop to an xc ride or a quick hour's session doing xc laps or dh push ups.

Bad Points
Dont bother travelling miles unless you are doing a longer ride in the area (or know what your getting).

If it don't know your way round parking, finding it and the actual trails themselves might all be a bit confusing!
J
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
It is not a trail centre but links well with many miles of quality off road riding. Good to include in a ride but if you only want to do one lap you will probably be disappointed. Great for multi lap training.
You do need to spend time to get to know the trails. A couple of signposts would help.
Thrash yourself hard for a few continuous laps to get the best out of it.

User Review

Good Points
Can be ridden in all seasons.
Multiple laps develop skills
Lots of trail riding in the area
Good for bike/suspension setup
Bad Points
2 trees I'd like to cut down!
Would you recommend?
Yes
K
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My View on Nab. "Honest"
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Healey Nab is a Good trail and is where I started with an XC bike (Kona king Kikapu), Then now I ride mainly Downhill but also ride all other kinds......Nab developed my skills well and now im tearing through trails. But be prepared unless you have a car because me and my mates ride up and its very hard and takes energy so pack well. And you've got distance from the closest bike shop.

User Review

Good Points
-Builds up Important skills from Cornering to more Technical challenges
-Good exercise
-Nice View
-A chance to Throw your opinions to the production of Nab
-Hospital isn't to far away (If you should need it)
-Everyone Is Nice and happy to help each other
-No matter the weather Nab is really fun
-Maintained by a Group called I Dig Healey Nab (https://www.facebook.com/groups/IDigHealeyNab/)
Bad Points
-Hard to get to
-No Facilities. (So take field tools etc.)
-There are occasional problems with Motocross bikes and Chavs (But People tend to intervene)
-The push up is quite annoying and takes abit more energy than what you'd hope for
-If you take a bigger bike like a Downhill bike be ready for a hard journey to ride/walk..unless you have a car or live very close
Would you recommend?
Yes
L
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Healy Nab, YEAH!!
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
OK Folks,

A review of the red route for XC and enduro riders. Really good red loop, do it quick and you will get under 7 minutes. If you race XC or enduro hit the Nab at full gas and I will assure you it will be stunning, superb training to get your skills sharpened and your fitness high. Some people have said that its not technical enough (more technical than any regional XC MTB races), tell you what, go round the loop at full gas and tell me you did not have at least one moment, its tech as %$*& at warp factor!!

I'm at a fairly good level of fitness and skills ability, doing 6 laps or more of the red route non stop is a proper work out in all aspects, the last third of the loop is a climb, defo gets the lungs and legs feeling the burn. It holds up well with the weather and I ride it regular on a training loop to pop into the the nab to do a lap or two. Not a full days dedicated riding to be had but great to pop in and do a few laps. If your into XC racing, get yourself down and do 8-10 laps non stop, easily equivalent to a regional XC race. Love the Nab. Try it at night, double amazing.

User Review

Good Points
As above
Bad Points
None for XC and enduro.
Would you recommend?
Yes
JT
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