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Peak District - 3 Days - Direct Me

alboalbo Posts: 260
edited May 2010 in Routes
So, four of us are travelling up (from flat Suffolk) to the peaks - 18th June 2010.

We are all fit and have ridden everywhere else in the UK, apart from the Peaks!

Where's the best trails, and where can maps be found? Also, are there trail centres, like in Wales/Scotland?

Thanks alot,
help is very much appreciated. Cheers :)

albo.

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  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    edale,
    http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/work ... id=2510534

    ladybower ,
    http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/work ... id=2238568

    and cutgate for staters.
    http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/work ... id=2315745

    if you go to monkeyspoon.com there a lot of qualityvideo and pics of the best downhill stuff in the area.
    some good route maps here, to buy that is,
    http://www.bikemaps.co.uk/peak_district.htm.
    nearest trail centres are cannock, an shefeild
  • Mc SmileyMc Smiley Posts: 252
    Those are awesome routes. DO them all.
    Don't bother with Cannock the peaks wins, you can also ride over down by pindale near castleton or Jacob's Ladder.

    Just get an OS map and link those long dotted lines.
  • alboalbo Posts: 260
    Awesome! Thanks alot bamba, those maps will prove to be very useful.
    and thanks Smiley, heard alot about Jacob's Ladder, going to have to try to find it!

    What sort of trail should we expect in the Peaks?

    As a comparison to your average trail centre trail... Harder? Rockier?

    Thanks alot :D

    albo.
  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    rocky, very rocky at edale , jacobs ladder is on the edale route,near the end going clockwise on the map about where the little "U" shape is on the route.
    No comparisson to a trail centre i think.
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    albo wrote:
    Awesome! Thanks alot bamba, those maps will prove to be very useful.
    and thanks Smiley, heard alot about Jacob's Ladder, going to have to try to find it!

    What sort of trail should we expect in the Peaks?

    As a comparison to your average trail centre trail... Harder? Rockier?

    Thanks alot :D

    albo.

    Roych Clough on Jacobs/ Edale route:
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    Rushup Edge again on Edale/ jacobs...
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    Mam Torr on at Edale
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    The Beast on the Ladybower loop
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    Cutgate in Winter
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    Should give you some idea of trail conditions...
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  • JustGoRideJustGoRide Posts: 37
    There's 23 Peaks routes here:

    http://www.justgoride.co.uk/Content/Routes/RouteSearch.aspx?srch=peaks

    Hope that gives you some inspiration! ;)
  • MarkLGMarkLG Posts: 189
    If you've got 3 days to fill then a loop around Edale, picking up Jacobs Ladder and Chapel Gate, followed by a circuit of Ladybower and then Cut Gate out and back will pretty much cover most of the classic Dark Peak riding.
    Get yourself a copy of the Dark Peak MTB guide book and the OS map.
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