- Doethie Valley – current conditions
I know, i know muddy…but its on my bucket list and i have a pass for sunday. bit excited
Im actually going to try driving up saturday afternoon and sleeping at Llyn Brianne Dam (a la stoner) then i can do an early start.
Any tips, aside from waterproofs?!Posted 1 year agowhitestoneMember
I’ve done it once, quite late on in the year so the bracken was fully grown. This made it fun as you could just lean/fall over and the bracken would hold you up 😆
I’d say it was 80% rideable with most of the horrid bit being in the middle where there were a lot of tussocks but we could have got the wrong line.
Probably better in spring after a dry spell if you want the open flowing trails.Posted 1 year agoreformedfattyMember
Necropost.. Explored this today as its been dry recently and have to say came away disappointed. Beautiful scenery but it felt like the bike was there just to get round it a bit quicker than walking.
Felt like it would be ace for fell running but on a bike every 100m of promising singletrack was punctuated by a swamp, fallen tree, gate or boulder filled stream crossing. Even the better condition stuff is sufficiently rutted that it’s a battle to avoid constant pedal strikes.
Anyone got a time machine? Sounded ace in 2011Posted 5 days agowhitestoneMember
As per my post from a year ago I thought it was great, proper old-skool mountain biking where you have to work at it. It’s not a convenience food like trail centre.
Like most of our footpaths and bridleways it’s not maintained in any organised sort of way so if a tree falls across it then that will stay until either it rots or someone comes along with a saw and sorts it out of their own accord.
As for gates, get a life! This is the working countryside where stock needs to be kept in or out of fields.Posted 4 days ago
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