- eastridge woods
Definitely worth a trip, its a great trail. Quite hard going with some tough climbs in places, but if your alternative is the Mynd then you’ve got big climbs either way.
Best way to do it is to set out on the Eastridge trail and at the top head out over the Stiperstones for some natural stuff and a few extra miles as its only short and then join up with the trail again on the way back.
Hopton is also worth a look, infact you can quite easily do all three in a day if you’ve got the legs for it.Posted 3 years agoI_AcheMember
We rode the Eastridge marked trail on Saturday and thought it was rubbish. We were really looking forward to it so we’re properly dissipointed an it felt like one long climb with a short black descent that was brilliant. Granted it was very wet and we meet a local who said it doesn’t cope with the rain well. It actually got to the point where we just couldn’t be bothered to ride and just got off and pushed.
The place is riddled with good looking trails. It is a real shame that we didn’t have the time to go exploring. I think in the dry and with knowledge of the unmarked trails it would be a brilliant place to ride.
At the moment I would much rather spend the day at Hopton, that place is fantastic.Posted 3 years agomindmap3Member
I’d do Hopton as well if you’re over that way.
I’ve only done Eastridge once and I didn’t really enjoy it…but I went on Saturday and the trails / weather were pretty grim. It looked as though there were lots of unofficial trails all over the place though. The one black DH that we came across was bloody great though. I’d like to do it again though before writing it off totally. Right not though, I’d choose Hopton.Posted 3 years agocolster808Subscriber
First tried eastridge when it was dry and dusty and thought it was great. Steep and natural feel with easy navigation. Went back last month after a lot of rain and it was pretty dissapoiting and a bit of a mess. Go to Hopton instead and leave eastridge until it dries out a bit.Posted 3 years ago
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