Pontop Pike is surrounded by trails, , looks like a few Bridleways that don't go anywhere, some unclassified tracks and a load of footpaths which may or may not be socially acceptable. Anyone know whats what?
From the top of the woods, stay to the far right, and follow the trail all the way down to the park. Watch you don't hit the rock on the descent into the park and go over the bars... Straight down past the bungalows, to the Church and follow the farm track down next to it. After crossing the cattle grid into the field, pull off to the right and follow the field down past the farm where you'll meet a style. Follow the trail down the woods. Cross the road. Through Hamsterley Mill. Admire the houses. Turn right out onto the road (or the pavement, no need to start riding legally now). A few hundred yards down, just at the end of the layby, hook a left out onto a trail which takes you directly into Chopwell Woods. Enjoy
Probably not the best weather for it at the minute mind. The whole lot is prone to mud.