Hopton is good so I would keep it in unless its been slinging it down. Long Mynd is very nice and drains well even in the wet. Not sure I have found the ideal route as only go once or twice a year. Pub at Bridges for lunch is a good call though. The Minton Batch descent is fine but I probably prefer the next one along (on the right as you look at the map). Do both though.Posted 4 years agojakd95Subscriber
As a local my favourite descent on the Long Mynd itself is 9 on the Long Mynd MTB map. It’s just as long and in my opinion better than Minton Batch. Turn left off the road 200yrds after you pass the small wood (on your right). I believe there is a post with a number 9 on. Hope this helps.Posted 4 years ago
Wondered if anyone could give me a bit of advice. I’m planning a trip to Shropshire next month, and was planning on spending the morning at Hopton Woods for a quick blast around there, and then travelling up to the Long Mynd.
Is there a route which we can do which will make the most of our time there without going over too much old ground, or is it unavoidable? Any particular highlights? Or should we sack off Hopton Woods and spend the day round the Long Mynd?
CheersPosted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Did the Mynd earlier this year and had a great ride. I climbed the Mynd via the road up towards the gliding club, went down the batch, climbed back upto the gliding club and down a different downhill trail, could have been the 9 as Jack mentioned and it was a better descent than the batch (though the batch is still great), that dropped us into little stretton. A brilliant XC route. You have to keep a good eye out for the posts though.Posted 4 years agocurvatureMember
Long Mynd is a great place but do watch the ruts down Minton…I ran wide on one and had a big off!
Still got the scars on my leg and elbow over 5 weeks later. Looking forward to going back though as I only spent half a day their and saw maybe only a third of what it can offer.Posted 4 years ago
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