Blackstone Edge. What have they done to it then?
Ton – that bit round the back of the Edge did indeed need sorting. It was like the Somme. And I’m guilty of contributing to that over the years. But I’d heard they’d gone a lot further than the WW1 replica battleground, and done the trail up to the motorway footbridge, and up Windy Hill
Anyone know?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve not ridden it for a while, and was planning a jaunt up there on Saturday morning. I’m trying to plan a decent route, and I’ve heard they’ve been sanitising a lot of the trails
When I was there earlier this year they were in the process of dumping what appeared to be about 3 derelict warehouses full of rubble onto the trail behind the Edge itself. It looked a bit drastic, but that trail really was a boggy mess. But I’ve heard rumours that they’ve also resurfaced/ruined the trails near Windy Hill and the run down to the footpath over the motorway
Say it ain’t so!!!!
Any update on the trails, and advice on routes to do or avoid would be great. I’m taking a couple of people over who’ve never ridden there before and I’d hate to end up riding around on 4ft wide perfectly surfaced paths!
FanksPosted 4 years agopaulrockliffeMember
Windy Hill you need to watch out for, the rubble is full of broken glass. Glad to hear the Council are on the case as that properly pissed me off the mess that’s been made there.
On the other side of the motorway they’ve dropped slabs along the mostly flat bit that was a boggy mess, but not gone as far as where it would be an OK descent. What they’ve done I don’t think affects the quality of the descent and it’s a better climb now. It won’t be washed out I don’t think.
Interestingly I was up there three weeks in a row over the summer, the whole thing was done in the two week period and one evening I caught them at it at about 9:30pm, hard workers!Posted 4 years ago
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