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toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
edited May 2012 in Routes
I am looking to go to lee and cragg tomorrow for my first time there, anyone been there? where is best to park, and for a novice would cragg be better than lee?


  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,844
    Park at kingfisher business park and ride up to Lee, try it and see how you like it. For smoother trails you'll find Cragg much better as a novice.

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  • toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
    Thanks, is that Futures Park? is it is easy to get to cragg from there, and how long would it take to get to cragg from lee and do a loop. i know it depends on how fast i ride but an average time, the reason i ask is because i have a time restriction.
  • mintedoxmintedox Posts: 273
    Yep futures park, loads of parking there and a big climb up to the trails. I would allow a few hours as there is plenty to explore and it's a bit of a trek up to Cragg. Well worth it though
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  • toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
    thanks, i plan to get there for about 10am but must leave at 1pm
  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    You'll be OK, as long as you find the start of the route to Cragg OK.
  • delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
    good luck up there with all this rain.. and i gues it will be windy up there to..

    both places are fine for all levels of rider.. cragg is flatter than lee and has no hard challenging features it's just flowing singletrack..
    lee is the more technical of the two with it's black features.. there are chicken lines round the blks so you dont have to ride them.. and the bits you cant ride you can simply walk,, you will be fine (weather depending)

    it is easier to park at fp and access both from there via lee quarry.. you can park in waterfoot and go up the pennine bridleway and access cragg quarry then hit lee quarry but it's a horrible climb that pbw up to cragg.. but an amazing decent..
  • toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
    Well I sent yesterday and had the place to myself, it rained a little and the wind was there but not OTT, i thought it was pretty small and manged about 4 loops.
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    toastedone wrote:
    i thought it was pretty small and manged about 4 loops.

    Doesn't sound like you made it over to Cragg Quarry then.
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,844
    Shame that as is worth the trek. If I ride Lee I usually do a few laps as its quite a compact area as you say.
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