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.
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
Only one dedicated mountain bike trail of 0.8km
Mapped routes of little excitement
Many walkers to avoid on a Sunday afternoon
Would you recommend?
Date written:15/11//2013 - over 10 years ago
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