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Hurstwood Mountain Bike Trails
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  • Type: MTB Base
  • Grades: Blue, Ungraded
  • Riding: Cross Country
  • Facilities: Car Park
  • Distance(s): Under 5km, 5-10km, 11-20km, 21-25km
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  • Country: England
  • County: Lancashire
  • Website: Hurstwood
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Brad Hartley:
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Dont waste your time

Absolutely terrible. Should have left it as it was, there used to be a few trails through the woods with small to large jumps. Now theyve ripped the jumps down and put a foot path in that they claim to be a bike track.

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Date written:

25/10//2016 - over 7 years ago

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MrsFish:
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Brilliant for riding with children

I'd really recommend this to any parent who is fed up of cycling round the park/along the canal and wants to try somewhere a bit more interesting.

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The wide, tarred track up the hill to the start of the trail makes it easy to push younger children up the hill, or for them to pedal up. Even a child with no gears will probably manage this trail. There is free parking. The trail is not too loose, and there are no big rocks, so you don't need great knobbly tires (which not all kids' bikes have). There are only a couple of muddier patches, but the trail is mostly well compacted hard core with a layer of pine needles over the top. It's a pretty soft landing if you do fall off. It's a gentle downhill singletrack with a few trickier obstacles which you can practice your skills on or work up to if you're a younger child. Beginner adults will also benefit from improving skills and confidence on this quiet trail. Or you can go really fast if you're good! Accessible from the Pennine bridleway if you want to make a longer ride of it. It's easy enough to be fun for even the youngest riders who are confident enough to move off flat tarred ground, but tricky enough to give them a challenge to keep them coming back.

Bad points:

Only one trail. No facilities, although Burnley is a short drive away and has everything you might need.

Would you recommend?

*Yes*

Date written:

10/07//2014 - almost 10 years ago

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Tibbort:
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Nice new track, just seems a bit out of place

You'd have to think that further developments in the biking world are going to happen here, why else would the county council spend so much on a purpose built singletrack trail? Other than this little gem there is nothing to excite the adrenaline seeker. At the moment facilities consist of a carpark, though it looks like a water board building is being converted, hopefully into a bike friendly visitor centre. We rode the Pennine bridleway and Ram's Clough loop which is a 7km ride going up the pennine bridleway, then descends over a permissive bridleway across the moor. This path is unsigned and not always easy to follow, and particularly boggy in November, resulting in the girlfriend complaining that it was the worst bike ride she'd ever been on.... There were also loads of post-Sunday lunch Burnley people wandering about looking at the reservoirs with non-disciplined dogs and children who looked like they'd never seen a bicycle before. This was forgotten after a couple of laps of the singletrack section at the end. Another gripe is that the Lancashire council waymarking arrows are hard to read until you get right up to them, it sounds weird but because the arrows are wider than they are long a straight-on can look left or right, this is the same as at Lee Quarry.

Good points:

Brilliant new singletrack- think Berm Baby Berm(Glentress) Some of the best views of Lancashire (Pendle Hill) and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks- all of which can be seen from the same spot on the Pennine Bridleway Good links to Pennine Bridleway

Bad points:

Only one dedicated mountain bike trail of 0.8km Mapped routes of little excitement Many walkers to avoid on a Sunday afternoon

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Date written:

15/11//2013 - over 10 years ago

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