As riding on Dartmoor is a current topic I’d like to say a belated thank you for riding suggestions on Feb 19th. I ended up starting from North Bovey taking in Lustleigh Cleeve, Hound Tor, Jays Grave and ending up on Easdon Tor. Conditions were generally excellent and as well as enjoying the ride I got a chance to try out my new Airlite light.Posted 9 years agodrewSubscriber
I Know there was quite a few bits I did’nt ride but i managed more than the last and first time I tried it a few years ago. Its pretty technical for a xc rider. I did retry several sections with differing amounts of success but time was short and I was on my lonesome so discretion also came into it. Fantastic trail though and I would love it to be outside the backdoor.Posted 9 years ago
Snaps, it wasn’t a refusal, i rode into the rock face, i cleaned it the first time so bagpus said he’d film me doing it..
SO…steps up the camera…”action” pedal…stalls…..pedals…clatters…bashs…clatters. pedals….stalls, bang…bang…tap…dink….pants…..huffs…..heaves…..grunts….pedals…cleans…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.Posted 9 years ago
Mr monkey any chance of a MM route of the bit you use around bowermans.? have ridden there but couldn’t really find anything of any worth..vis was a bit crap so probably rode right past any good stuff!!
also im thinking of an all day epic soon so any suggestions or complete routes would be ace..
cheersPosted 9 years ago
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FMH, climb up to the summit of Hayne down on the trail at SX738800 so that the “nose” is on the left side of the hill. Once at the top, go through the rocks to your left so that you’re looking across and down to Manaton and Lustleigh Cleave. Just follow the obvious trail that leads you down bearing to your right from the summit. Hopefully, someone may be along with some pics to illustrate this description. It’s certainly one of the top trails in the park and well worth finding.Posted 9 years ago
ah cheers i’ll find it, I would love to come out for a ride with you lot but you tend to start a bit late for me, if we do a houndtor loop then we meet/leave the CP by 8am so we are able to get back to the family for around 12.30-1pm, next time i get an all day leave pass then i’d love to come out, do you have a group email you send round or is it just arranged on here?, if you have a group mail then could you add mine to it (in profile) that way if i have advanced notice i can sort out kiddy care etc and come out to play..!Posted 9 years agohamishthecatMember
I think you’re describing the right route, but it’s not called Hameldown – that’s the big green climb (or descent, obviously) on the Jay’s Grave side of the hill from Grimspound.
That one down to Manaton is indeed a classic. Lost a camera down there somewhere – fell out of me pack.Posted 9 years ago
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