Something like this
As far as Im aware the woods are no longer used by the army as Whittington barracks is to become a medical centre could be wrong.
Half of the wood is privately owned by tarmac but just ignore the signs.Posted 8 years ago
Theres no wall just a gate with anti climb paint and then they've just tried to stop access by growing the vegetation very thickly round it, ie brambles etc.
This is surprisingly effective. However there is 360 degrees to approach it from and I havent tried them all.Posted 8 years ago
I am planning to go down to Hopwas fr a bit of a ride after work today and was wondering where the best place is to park and what direction to ride to find the good stuff. Im thinking at the lay-by at the top of the hill and then heading directly into the woods from there and turning right.
If there arnt any good trails feel free to PM e with directions to the rubbish thails.Posted 8 years ago
scu98rkr I'm very grateful for the map you made me I have even managed to print it off from google earth to take with me.
takisawa where do you live? Its just down the road from me too and I'm willing to give it a go at night. If you fancy a slow one that is!
God knows what we could find tho!Posted 8 years agopostierichSubscriber
Tuesday night tis my local night ride around Hopwas keep going around in circles around there though and have still yet to find the "Shore". Your best parking on Whittington Comman road layby usually full of grit, or near the pub on Tamworth Rd near the Golf club towards Lichfield some nice fast singletrack towards Hopwas through the golf club and firing ranges.
Rich(Lichfield)Posted 8 years ago
Yea I went up at about 3.30 yesterday afternoon and quite enjoyed it. I really rather enjoyed the DH bits much steeper and harder than Sutton Park (where I do most of my riding). The closest I came to finding the shore was a couple of small wooden drop offs and some jumps I will try again to find it.
I got a little worried when I came across a few trashed tents with a load of rubbish around them. Oh and that spooky house really is spooky I was convinced that there was somebody in the woods watching me, I want to go back with my camera but not on my own.
Thanks for the map scu98rkrPosted 8 years ago
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