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  • Exmoor trails, any suggestions/links?
  • Premier Icon santacoops
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    Hi all, got a trip planned in a couple of weeks, any suggestions for good trails? Not been before. Cheers.

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    Good stuff is difficult to find and widely spaced IMO. That said, it’s still worth it.

    Let strava heatmap be your guide.
    You’ll see most activity is concentrated in the hills near mine head and the valley with horner wood in it.

    Personally I think horner wood is a bit over rated, but I’ve not had the chance to spend a significant time chasing out the cheeky.

    Premier Icon Dibbs
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    Or head over to the Quantocks instead.

    Premier Icon santacoops
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    Quantocks on the way back 😀

    Premier Icon phil56
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    Good stuff is difficult to find and widely spaced IMO

    Having just returned from three days of fantastic riding on Exmoor I’d have to disagree with that. We had marked routes to follow – but I’d expect to see much of this appear on Strava over the next couple of days.

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    If be delighted to be proved wrong. Where did you get the routes from?

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    Having just returned from three days of fantastic riding on Exmoor I’d have to disagree with that. We had marked routes to follow – but I’d expect to see much of this appear on Strava over the next couple of days.

    how was the EX?

    Premier Icon Pook
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    The descent to Porlock Weir is one of my favourites in the UK. A bugger to get up to though

    Premier Icon phil56
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    how was the EX?

    Absolutely brilliant – obviously the weather makes a massive difference, but the whole event was stunningly good. As this thread is about the trails I won’t bother with all the other good stuff, the food, the organisation, free beer etc, but it was a brilliant event.

    As I mentioned, three days of riding – 32k Friday, 48k Saturday and about 30k Sunday – something like 20 special stages in total daily average of over 1,700 metres of descending (and about 1250m climbing!) each day.

    Most of the trails would be very obvious and easy to find,they all finished with a final stage down into Allerford – but a different one each day!. Some of the special stages were one-off’s for the event, but be warned if you pick some of these up from Strava – a few were very, very steep and technical!

    Did I mention free beer?

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