dark peaks for beginners

albo Posts: 260
edited February 2008 in Routes
hi, i need some tips for places to go in the darkpeaks for hardcore xc/downhill.
something that won't be too hard, but still testing.
the reason is that 8 or 9 of us are going up in a week or two, of which 4 of us have been to Wales and done quite a bit of downhill before, and some of us have not...

so is there anywhere that would be good for beginners that would help progress us to take on the bigger, badder rides?


  • kenone
    kenone Posts: 113
    Hey albo check this out homeslice

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0954 ... sib_rdr_dp if you look through the pages there is a shed load to do up there, best be bookin that time off work me thinks......
    Get your dog off my lawn!
  • Bikedevil
    Bikedevil Posts: 1,156
    The Dark peak happens to be my old back yard... the Hope Valley in particular.

    Get an OS map and make a route up is the best advice for the place because there really is so much stuff. Behind Castleton is a decent called Cavedale which is one big long rock garden! :D There is also a route that goes from behind Slippery stones out at Derwent & Ladybower reservoirs.
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