I've a meeting in Taunton on Thursday and was contemplating taking the bike for a quick blast on the way home
First thoughts was a spin round Ashton Court and the woods opposite in Bristol, but I've done that before and getting in and particularly out of Bristol (to the north) may be a PITA
Then I remembered the new trails at CwmCarn
It would mean a bit of a diversion but I can easily get back up to the M50 and north from there (with the advantage of avoiding M5 past Cheltenham) - home is Derbyshire
Reading up though seems it took a hammering opening during the bad weather, so has it dried out any, and is it worth it?
I've done the older XC trail (Twych?), thought it ok but wasn't fussed by the rooty climb (don't mind climbing just found the roots a drag)
As I'm on my own and will have driven 3.5hours, sat through a few hours of meeting as and have a 3 hour drive back I'd like something I don't really have to think about to much (no self navigation) but wakes me up a little!
Also done FoD before, nothing wrong with it but not keen on returning there on this occasion
Anywhere else along that M5 corridor worth exploring?
Have option to take full suss, or (preferred) OnOne hardtail