the peak route that everyone does
The MBR one is (unsurprisingly) the wrong way round!
The route is in the Vetebrate Graphics book “Dark Peak Mountain Biking” (£15), they call it the Kinder Circuit, it’s known locally here as the Hayfield Round. They also do it the wrong way but mention that it’s just as good the other way. 😉
TBH the only reason it’s ridden clockwise is to make Jacobs Ladder a descent but the whole rest of the cicuit is beter anticlockwise – you just have to put up with the push/carry/ride up Jacobs…
Or give me a shout when you want to do it and I’ll show you some err “add-ons” that won’t be in any guide book. 😉Posted 8 years ago
ahh cheers folks, didn’t realise it was in this months mbr
problem is i swore i would never ever buy that pile of arse bilge ever again
i am riding tomorrow in the peak with a mate, but we will be starting late, and he isn’t mega brilliant (only riding 6 months, NEVER OWNED a bike before…)
so not too sure what route to do, i really want to do about 20 miles or so , but we won’t be arriving till fairly late (setting off from dewsbury at 10 so more than likely 12 set off)
any hints on a route.Posted 8 years agothefallguyMember
Prefered Route:Posted 8 years ago
park at Barber booth, go up Jacobs Ladder, fast down towards hayfield, take a right (broad clough) before metal gate on BW descent to Kinder Reservoir, climb cobble path up far side onto moor over hayfield, drop into Hayfield on fast BW, ride through hayfield and head along the river towards Coldwell Clough, steep climb up to Mount Famine before a long down to Roych Clough, ride along BW picking up Rushup Edge, Mam Tor to Hollins Cross then choice of downs back to Hope/Barber Booth
cheers fall guy it was a superb ride
spoilt by the rambler pub
sat down for a pint (2 pints 2 packets of crisps £7!! )
then while we were sitting outside enjoying the sun they put over the outside speaker system….
Whitney Huston’s greatest hits….
there were about 100+ people in the garden and you could see people looking round saying what is this rubbish
i went over to talk to the staff, who just stood there smirking, so i asked to speak to the manager
a couple of minutes later a woman came over and took out £7 pints and told us to leave because we were swearing at the staff…. the other customers looked somewhat worriedPosted 8 years ago
i did bother me to be honest sitting in edale outside a fantastic pub with a beautiful aspect looking at fantastic rolling scenery, to then have Whitney huston’s greatest hits forced down my throat kind of spoils it,
and if i were at a party and the music was not to my taste i would mention it yes
did what i put offend you enough that you had to call someone you have never met before a cock?Posted 8 years ago
I’ve not long been back from a pretty epic variation-on-a-theme of that ride. Agree about The Ramblers pub (didn’t the name give it away?!). I stopped off at The Penny Pot Cafe in Edale (by the station) and it was pretty good (although IME service and quality of food in there varies from excellent to merely average). Lovely day out only spoilt by 2 ignorant pillock ramblers, everyone else from MTBers to horse riders to walkers was very polite and friendly.Posted 8 years agoPookSubscriber
I’ll not have a bad word said about the Rambler. Really helped me and my girlfriend out when we were in a jam and since then, whenever I’ve been in they’ve been friendly, helpful and courteous. For an Edale loop it’s always my post ride pint. Two pints and two packets of crisps for £7 sounds about right to me – although i seem to remember their real ale being cheaper.Posted 8 years ago
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