- New trails in the Forest of Dean
I was in the Forest of Dean today and had a quick look at the new singletrack that they’re building. It follows the original 10 mile route approximately.
There’s a load of berms and it looks quite swoopy. Sadly they bulldozed a really good root climb out of the way to build some motorway climb.
I think that will be my main complaint – it’s a bit too sanitised in some respects. Then again, it’s great to see some new trail coming on.
Has anyone taken a look at it?Posted 7 years agoamt27Member
yeh I have ridden most of it, I live near which helps 😀
agreed, the swooping berms are good fun, but it does take away some of the rawness of the existing trails, which appear to have been paved over to some extent, but the existing trails were not maintained and there was no signage or structured routes
it’s a compromise between having a dedicated and maintained trail for visitors, aimed at less technically competent riders than would attempt Cwmcarn or Afan red routes,
I was expected a paving of the Enduro route and a blue grade trail like Cannock, which hasn’t happened, thank fully, happy with it, but the FoD has much more to offer 😉Posted 7 years agodobiejessmoMember
I was down there sunday think it is a bit of an eyesore.Will colour down.I know this is an obvious statement but its all the same surface.Wheres the fun in that??????.I know the Forest well you get loads of different surfaces.downhill runs/rooty runs/rocky bits Dowies etc.The natural stuff changes and is not as hard.Posted 7 years ago
Who is it aimed at the family trail people?Certainly not amied at the keen mountain biker.The FODCA trail was miles better than this.
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