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xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
edited June 2011 in Routes
Wondering if anyone has any tips for trails, forests, bridlepaths to explore in the Warwickshire, Worcestershire areas..
Have a couple of good loops we regularly use but would be nice to try some other local stuff occasionally ?
And of course hear from anyone in these areas.
Cheers in advance
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  • dlknightdlknight Posts: 23
    xand_xand wrote:
    Wondering if anyone has any tips for trails, forests, bridlepaths to explore in the Warwickshire, Worcestershire areas..
    Have a couple of good loops we regularly use but would be nice to try some other local stuff occasionally ?
    And of course hear from anyone in these areas.
    Cheers in advance

    In the Worcester area, I mainly cycle Cannock Chase at the moment but also enjoy doing a circuit of the Malverns now and again, and also along the canal towpath from Worcester to Hanbury (when I'm too lazy to drive anywhere).

    Also interested in finding out about other routes - I found some ideas on the Council website and wondering if there might be some "unmarked" trails off some of the bridlepaths they mention - http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/tr ... -maps.aspx
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  • Rick_hugginsRick_huggins Posts: 184
    There's a few worth a scout around Oakly woods or edgehill in the Warks area and another called badby woods which I think is in Oxfordshire which is worth further exploration; I too would be interested in hearing or different trails
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  • mountymounty Posts: 682
    Wyre Forest is worth a visit....
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Use oakly woods 3x a week have a cracking 12mile loop from Salford priors area taking in the whole single track perimeter of the woods... And old railway lines
    Probably just need to meet up with a few fellow mtb's in the area (not too hardcore though) and get off the beaten track and get exploring a bit.
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  • Rick_hugginsRick_huggins Posts: 184
    xand_xand wrote:
    Use oakly woods 3x a week have a cracking 12mile loop from Salford priors area taking in the whole single track perimeter of the woods...

    Have you noticed the nature police have been laying logs across the tracks and my handy work with a saw and mini logs in order to jump them? :)
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  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    LOL yep indeed.

    Seem to be having more and more run ins with the dog walkers arond these areas at the mo errgh!!!

    Any chance you could take a sythe wiht you next time and cut back some of the brambles and branches...lol...came back last night looking like id been in a horror movie...slashes and grazes to legs, arms, knuckles and chest..!
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  • Rick_hugginsRick_huggins Posts: 184
    Yep will do; I've been meaning to for some time; I know what you mean re cuts n scrapes :)
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  • Zard36Zard36 Posts: 28
    xand_xand, any chance you've got a GPX route loged anywere ? I'm not far from Salford Priors & would love to try something diffrent but local.
    If no GPX any chance you could explain your route ;-)
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Zard - started to try and explaing route but got soo complicated...!
    My neighbour prob has a gps route logged somewhere - see if i can get this for you.
    You are of course welcome to join us sometime chap - i do the routs 3 x week - prob go again Thursday evening 7ish (takes just over an hour).
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