i would do:Posted 4 years ago
up roman rd to hope cross
down the beast
onto A57 for 1/2 a mile or so
Up rowlee farm
down nabs wood/lockerbrook
left up to slippery stone
over cutgate and right onto north america
left at the gate to the reservoir
cafe across road
back onto cutgate and over to the reservoir (Howden)
stay on the left side
Up the slabs onto winstonlee torr
along to the end
over the edge onto the telegraph descent
down behind the ladybower in to the a57 again
across the dam wall at ladybower
along side of the reservoir until you come to the permissive bridleway up to win hill
at the top turn right and then left down the roman rd back into hopeStevelolMember
I like to park at Langsett barn, ride out to the cairn and back. There’s a nice little bit you can do through some woods at the Langsett end too but it’d be rude to go into details 🙂
It’s an ace ride but yes, please respect the conditions, I don’t have a bike ATM but imagine it’s dry now.Posted 4 years agostrikeMember
Which is the best way to ride it – North to South or South to North (for the most fun!)? (and no, I haven’t looked at a map yet to determine the contours!).
Also, any good day-loops that Cut Gate can be made a part of? Looking to ride in the Peaks this coming Thursday and will be parking in Hope.
Thanks-in-advance.Posted 4 years agoMad PierreSubscriber
Did it out and back from Ladybower end a week ago and it was a bit damp on top but fine overall. Cracking day weather wise, ride taken at a leisurely pace with a warm up over Hagg Side before Cut Gate. Pub stop at Langsett for lunch.
Should be similar this week looking at the forecast 🙂
And if you want to make it into a big loop this is one: http://mountainbikerides.co.uk/routes/1-the-peak-district/18-doctors-gate-a-cut-gate-path.htmlPosted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
It doesn’t lend itself easily to loops as they tend to be quite large – the Bleaklow circuit in The Book has one: Longdendale – Woodhead – Cut Gate – down to Fairholmes and over Haggside – A57 – Doctors Gate back to Glossop. About 38 miles IIRC (plenty of ‘easy’ miles in there though) and worth doing to experience the frustration of Drs Gate once in your life. 5 mile climb on the A57 is not much fun – narrow and busy A road.
For a monster day loop you could swerve the A57 and ride over to Edale, Jacobs way and come back to Glossop like that – possibly this is the Lord of the Loops Onzadog refers to. Big ride that.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
I would opt for:
Start at Bridge End car park on Derwent Reservoir. Climb up to the Hagg farm x-road (of trails) and descend Lockerbrook.
Ride western bank of reservoirs to Cut Gate.
Climb out of Cranberry Clough.
At junction take right hand branch to North America.
Turn left, ride up to the other branch.
Left and back to junction.
Back over top and into Cranberry Clough.
Ride eastern shore of reservoirs to pick up climb to Whinstone Lee Tor.
Descend to Ladybower Inn.
Have well-earned pint.Posted 4 years ago
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