Lee quarry- is it hard to navigate, or am I retarded?
I had a look at the map afterwards (only had it on my phone in low res) and figured out one of the secrets- the red carrying on from the skills area off the back of the same climb that leads to the descents that go back to the woodwork etc.
Did eventually figure out that the best idea was generally to go up the most horrible looking climb.Posted 5 years ago
Popped into Lee Quarry on Friday for a quick ride… Found myself back at the start of the singletrack once, guessed (correctly) at some other directions to find more of the red, couldn’t find where it continues after the skills loop so ended up just riding down to the pumptracks, found part of the black by riding up past a sign that said no entry (to look at the frozen waterfalls…)
Some really lovely riding but is it actually as confusing as it seemed? Some signs might have been snowed under… Or am I, perhaps, a div?
(didn’t have time to go over to Cragg, no doubt I’d have ended up in Ireland if I’d tried anyway)Posted 5 years agoMadBillMcMadSubscriber
I think the lack of clear signage is part of the appeal to me, though I do admit I know it well.
But if you just ride up anything that looks vaguely like a track, then see another track breaking off that takes your fancy & ride that you will have a great time.
But I do admit finding the link between Lee & Cragg can defeat people & it is not a moor to get lost on.Posted 5 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
i think that part of the joy of lee quarry is that you can just ride around and if you see a bit of trail that looks like it might be fun, then ride it! if you don’t treat the place like any other trail centre (i.e. riding around in a procession, following signs), then you’ll have a fun time there.Posted 5 years ago
or, of course, enter our races (Brownbacks!) and we’ll make sure you have well signposted routes to follow!gonzyMember
lee quarry used to be one of my regular riding places…i was involved in the big lottery bid that was unsuccessful about 6 years ago…they then managed to find the funding to create what you have there today which is great but one of my main gripes has always been the lack of clear signage…even i’ve managed to lose my bearings several times…Posted 5 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Definitely took a few rides round to become familiar, aint been for a year or so though so confused exasperation expected on next visit. Not as much as when I tried finding Cragg coming up from Edenfield though, decided was in the wrong spot when I came to the turbines a mile or two to the south. Found I missed the turn-off the Pennine way by a few metresPosted 5 years ago
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