Locals will know the legendary Pipehouse, we discussed it here:
Steep rocky, sunken, boulder-strewn stream bed.
I heard a nasty rumour at the weekend that it's been 'improved' - as in several (hundred?) tonnes of Type 1 have been dumped on it and rolled flat to 'improve' the surface.
I've not had a chance to get up there for a look yet. Not sure I want to if it is as bad as it was described to me
Raises the wider issue of course about these sort of trails and what the Council does to them in the name of 'improving' access. Another couple of local trails have had the same treatment over the years.. sometimes they engage with the MTB community and take our views into account.. most often they don't