Wharncliffe or Ladybower?
…This Saturday. Weather looks to be cold (-2 or lower) but dry. Not been to either for a while, which would *you* recommend dear forum reader?
Ladybower is definitely weatherproof with a bit of cunning route planning, I’ve no real idea how the tracks at Wharncliffe (and indeed Grenoside) stand up to the cold and rain. Ladybower would involve less descending fun, but balance that out with more pedalling = keeping warmer.
Oh what to do…Posted 4 years ago
Hmm, we did Ladybower a few weeks ago and I agree with you about the mulch, Hagg Farm Switchbacks and Fluffy Kittens were a bit heart-in-mouth trying to pick lines at points. Suicide / Gores was good, but I think that’s ‘cos I just throw line choice to the wind, point the bike down and hang on.
Might stick to Wharny, the Greno tracks should be fine and the easier DH stuff should be ok. Maybe.
*edit* Filthy is fine, just not a fan of boggy slogs!Posted 4 years agochristhetallSubscriber
Was around Ladybower last weekend
Hathersage, Bradwell, Castleton, Broken Road, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Edale, Jaggers Clough, Potato Alley, up the Tarmac, past Lockerbroke and back via Fairholmes.
Entirely rideable and not that much mud. Jaggers completely dry (apart from the ford), some slippy bits on Mam Tor and a couple of deep puddles around the top of Potato Alley.
Highlight was the Lockerbroke descent, much drier than I expected and a glorious carpet of pine needles.Posted 4 years ago
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