...first decent ride up there (apart from TrailQuest event last year). Followed the route from WMB a few months ago but started in Abinger Hammer. The climb up from Park Farm was a lot better than expected (and easier than the Shere routes!). Little detour to Abba Zamma and BT (3x for the 1H to the lane). Are AZ and BT the same route? Lots of fun but wish they were much longer. As I was in my own, I wimped the steep roll in start with the loop around the tree - that's for next time! I got the feeling that there must be lots of fun hidden stuff all around there. But didn't have time to explore fully today. The ride along the top to the Stables is a bit disappointing IMOmbut the straight descent to Shere was fast and fun, especially the roots half way down - I was not expecting them so took them a lot faster than intended!!
Apart from the fact that it seemed wetter than the rest of SH, I am glad to have found a new area to explore!
For the Ranmore regulars - is the riding on the Tanners Hatch side fun? Is the bottom of AZ after you crossed WHL harder than the top section?