- Cut gate peak district condition
Haven’t been there myself recently, but it’s normally a bit of a bog on top in anything other than drought conditions. I imagine there’s probably a lot of snow up there too, some of the roads in Derbyshire still have a pretty thick covering of snow so off road will probably be even worse.Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Take a peek at my pics on here from yesterday, taken about 5 miles away, it’s like this across the dark peak – some rideable bit but areas of big drifts and snow: http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/avalanche reaqlly depends how much you want to ride and how much you want to carry and/or push.Posted 4 years agoexcitable1Member
I drove to Sheffield via Woodhead yesterday and back via the Snake Pass yesterday. The Woodhead side is definitely a lot worse than the Snake side and the tops still have some huge drifts which show no sign of drifting.
I had desires on Cut Gate tomorrow but when you look from the across from Langsett Reservoir the whole Cut Gate valley is just a sea of snow, even the Langsett car park looked bad !Posted 4 years agoianfitzMember
I was on cut gate woodhead side on foot on Friday. Went to look at the snow hole that some from woodhead MRT had built. Path was nicely compacted snow and would have been rideable. But I was with the kids so we didn’t go that far up.
I’d imagine drifts and deep stuff higher up. Certainly slushy low down too..
The top bogs may still be frozen if you head up early in the day…Posted 4 years agoantigeeMember
just looked at the avalanche link above
in the sixties two climbers died above Greenfield (sort off) in an avalanche, recent 50 year commeration:
before my time but i remember climbers still talking about it in the seventies as all were well knownPosted 4 years ago
I was told that cut gate area had some good singletrack and ive been wanting to do it for a while now but from what i keep hearing is that its massively boggy most of the time.Going to have to leave that trail for another time at min though got to end of howden reservoir where the trail really starts for cut gate and its still covered in deep snow so just had to head back to fairholmes.Still enjoyed getting out on bike though.Posted 4 years ago
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