- Is llandegla the best??
I love trail centres,, my fave out of the ones I have been to so fr has to be llandegla. I’m looking for somewhere new to venture too. I ride hardtail so my ratings are based on the trails that don’t rattle me to pieces
So far my ratings are:
Climach X 9
Monkey trail 8
Gisburn forest 7
Mabie forest 7
Are there any other trail centres which are worth a visit not covered in the list?Posted 5 years agotarquinMember
I liked Llandegla the best, because my skills weren’t the best and I ride a short travel hardtail.
Cannock was almost as good, but felt like a lot of pedalling for some OK downhill bits, really bumpy in some spots.
Didn’t really like Gisburn that much, had some good features and some bits not so good, was pretty wet when I went, the bottom loop in the trees was good, but the rocky top section not so hot.Posted 5 years agoeightyeightMember
I like Gisburn – some nice new bits added recently. And you’ve got the amazing chilli at the Dog and Partridge 😀
Lee Quarry – Always find this a bit of slog, but a good local facility
Grizedale – Agree with Adrec. Also the new(ish) black section is a good one to session for jumping
Llandegla – Only been once, but loved it!
To be honest if I managed to get anywhere for a day’s riding I’m happy. Went to Philips Park on Saturday and loved that, so maybe I’m just easily pleased…Posted 5 years agobokononMember
I had a laugh at Llangdegla, did the red and blue, but I found the format a bit bland – wind all the way up to the top (ish) on a fire road (not so great) then blast back through the forest (lots of fun) I found the very top section of the red run the most fun bit around the head of the valley. I’d certainly go again, but I think I’d prefer it to be mixed up a bit, rather than one long slog, then a blast down the hill.
That said, I’d probably go somewhere else in future unless I was taking my wife, I think she would enjoy the blue there – I have trail centres which I can ride in crap weather closer, with some good fun natural stuff if the weather holds out and some more adventurous natural stuff a similar distance away.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Llandegla is ok the downs are a laugh and the new section helps it but the rest is just missing something. There is nothing that hard there just options for some speed. It doesn’t push you like some of the others or have much variety. I used to go if I was passing on a Friday heading to Wales or on the way home in bad weatherPosted 5 years agotomhowardSubscriber
I enjoyed Llandegla, but did it on a 100m hardtail (jump bike, about 4 sizes too small), not sure if it’d be as fun on my 160mm fs.
Gisburn is a giggle too, miserable weathwer every time I’ve been though! not been since the new stuff has opended though.
Like Hamsterley. Only been once but can’t wait to go again.
Really like Stainburn too which is good as its local, just needs more of it….
Oh and Whistler and the Alps are OKish as well, not limiting to the UK. 😉
Seems I’ve not really experienced bad TC’s but then I havent ridden Dalby.Posted 5 years agojuliansMember
all these are just my opinion:-
llandegla – great place, something for everyone
Coed ybrenin – Good
dalby – terrible
monkey trail – too pedally
gisburn – similar to dalby
lee quarry/crag quarry – ok for a play about but thats about it.
glentress – excellent
innerleithen – excellent
penmachno – a bit too pedally , but not as bad as the monkey
grizedale – ok
whinlatter – ok
marin trail – ok
climachx – good
the rest of the 7 stanes – pretty good
They’re all worth a visit though if you’ve never been , just so you can form your own opinion.Posted 5 years ago
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