- Holmbury St Mary Tracks
Anyone know why the steeper tracks off the side of holmbury have been blocked? Didn’t really seem to be in walkers terrain nor did they have any jumps on them. Not that I had anything to do with building them but just wondering why they’ve been targeted for destruction. Shame as one of them was a cracking run.Posted 5 years ago
Similar area. One of the trails was out the bottom of yoghurt pots, down to the green bench and then come back up on yourself to the right for about a 100 yards. It then went down the side to the road through there, ’tis knackered now though. 😥 Shame as someone had done what appeared to be a fair bit of work with little berms etc.Posted 5 years ago
Nope, but i thought that was a bona fide footpath? Does it cross the fireroad on its way down. Will have to hunt it down if its a goody.
As above…come out the bottom of yp, down the fireroad a bit to the bench. There is another fireroad which heads back up the hill. Go up there a bit and there’s a footpath which joins from the left. It was just there. Dropped out onto the road so you could roll down the hill a bit and cycle up the cricket pitch entrance.Posted 5 years ago
Gavin – first holly easy enough i guess, then the tree could probably be built over so you can roll/jump it but the third holly was a monster and would take a fair bit of clearing with a decent sized handsaw….in theory, naturally.
I do wonder whether it had something to do with the exit onto the road as a detached brain could lead to someone coming out at a fair lick. Maybe if there was a corner at the bottom to filter people out better.Posted 5 years ago
Don’t think it’s Secret Squirrel by the location. There were 2 put up on the east side of the hill around a year ago. One went from the wooden gate thingy just off the top of the hill (just to the left of the VERY steep bridal path), the second was further to the left (north) which is the trail the OP is referring to I think.Posted 5 years agogeetee1972Member
It is. Is that not the one you’re talking about? If so then phew. Would be a shame if that went as its about the only trail around there that requires any skill to ride!
There are/were a few new trails appearing on Holmburry. Nothing Special dropped into the carpark on the far side of the hill and is where I broke my arm. Au Naturel follows a precious old line. Then there was another new one the name of which I can’t remember but I think it’s one of the ones you’re referencing as it was near the end of yogurt pots.Posted 5 years ago
Yes gavin, you’ve got them.
Geetee – secret squirrel is still there although they were logging dangerously close to the bottom of it.
Will have to hunt out nothing special and au naturale. Spend most of my time over t’other side these days and haven’t ventured onto homlbury much.Posted 5 years agomattjgSubscriber
It’s not secret squirrel, I know the trails you mean.
Is access to them legal, ie on bridleway? Maybe that’s the issue.
Or someone must feel it’s not a good thing to have any more bike trails on HH. Perhaps they have a point, there are plenty, very similar, over on Pitch already.Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
I don’t think this is secret squirrel either. I had a look at the trials I think you mean a few months ago. Do both start off the footpath ( :oops:) that runs parallel with YP. The first has a steep start very close to the gatey thing and the other is more open. They are marked on strava with serious locals at the top of KOM so I imagine they are quite challenging runs!Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
YP closed, thats a shame. I enjoyed riding it on Saturday although it did feel a little early to be open. But quite a shock first time round to come to the fun new section. I was hoping to demo a bike up there tomorrow, so a shame that this will be OUB. I wonder what the safety issues are?
I only walked the top bits of the two trails in question but wondered what they were the like. The top bits suggested the one closest to the gatey thing was the harder of the two. Correct?
Need a rethink in tomorrows ride….
P.s thAnks to the trail builders up there. I am sure BKB has been a little controversial but at least it can stand up to the traffic and the weather. And the new YP breathes some life into a trail that was becoming damp and a bit predictable. So thanks for all the hard work, whoever you are!!,Posted 5 years ago
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