- Quantocks newbie advice please
I`m thinking of venturing down to the Quantocks over the easter period with my teenage son , ive never rode down there before so can someone recommend a 20 ish mile route or best place to start ??
route info tracklog or memory map file would be great also if possible to
Also a campsite local to the route start
Thanks TonyPosted 10 years ago
there’s a campsite down the road from Holford http://www.millfarm.biz/local_attractions.html
Best route from there is to ride to holford, then go up, across, down, up across, down…..do this for about 10 miles then head up, across, down a few more times finishing in Holford after about 20 miles..
This is as much info as i’m willing to give…also you need to know the Quantocks has a ban on mountain biking until i’m fixed and can ride up there again…..
Go and enjoy errrrrr a trail centre 😉Posted 10 years agoagentdagnamitMember
If it’s your first time you could do worse than to make sure you ride down Stert Combe, Weacombe and Ladys Edge. Lot’s of guides recommend Smiths, but it has an evil climb out. Ride back and forward along the top for a while and enjoy the views. Lady’s Edge and Lady’s Combe are good climbs
I’m basically agreeing with the above!
The Chimney is a fun section, but tricky to explain how to get to.Posted 10 years ago
charlierevell – Member
You could always ask for some local guides to give you a hand… not many of us are working at the moment so will appreciate the company
Thanks for the offer charlierevell , but i`m unsure as to what day/days i can do it, due to shifts etc … it will be a last minute thing if i get to go , but thanks to everone for the advice especially that Sharki bloke !Posted 10 years ago
Anytime slumpym6tti, always a pleasure helping out the grockles.
I’m sure charlie will be available at a moments notice…he used to be very unreliable cuz he’s a lady’s man, but that’s all changed now he’s jobless, they only wanted him for his company car and expenses 😉
Scraprider…i’ve no idea how the manding is going on, just under two weeks on now and when i push on the loose bi of collar bone it moves still and offers me a dull ache…..:-(Posted 10 years agoalexathomeMember
highlights are smiths coombe, ladies edge and the chimney – also downhill track is fun. back down holford coombe from dead womans ditch look out for the U shaped tree on the holford side of the road and follow the track! don’t know if Stellas is open at the moment maybe not from what i;ve heard.Posted 10 years agopetefromearthMember
the campsite between Holford and Kilve is pretty good, not too far from trails/pub either. go along the A39 through Holford, and where there’s a sharp LH bend, the campsite is on the right. i’ll be there myself in fact!
i also stayed in a little campsite in Currypool Mills once, which is nearer to bridgwater. it’s a much longer to ride to the hills though. also they have some strange water features which trickle all night – not good if you’ve got a full bladder!
as for trails, the main big walking trail which runs the length of the hills (macmillan’s way i think?) has some fun sections. from there you can dive down into any of the combes and ride back up
anyone know if Stella’s tea rooms is going to be open? last time i was there it looked very closedPosted 10 years ago
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