Who is building new MTB tracks at the moment?

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  • lister
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    I work at an outdoor ed centre and we’ve got some time coming up for staff development.
    We were wondering if we could go and volunteer/help out with a track build somewhere, in exchange for stealing some building tips for our own woods. We could then get some staff training and riding in too.
    Ideally we’d be helping out a ‘professional’ build rather than some locals with spades, unless they’re established and building a proper facility.

    Cheers for any suggestions…

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    USe Rowan Sorrel (sp?)

    He’ll build you Swinley Forest… even at Penhydd 🙂

    Premier Icon euans2
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    I know the Nevis Ranges are building 2 new trails, might be a bit far to travel though

    scruff
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    Cannock Chase DH dig day 26th January. Not new trails but fixing old trails with new features / improvements.

    lister
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    Nevis range from Pembrokeshire could be a bit far! IS it where the current Fort William tracks are?

    Cannock could be doable, are there other dig days during the year? Ideally we’d be helping with new stuff, but maintenance could be good too…

    We built some short bits of singletrack last year (we’re a NT centre and the rangers on the estate started them) but there are techniques like drainage and getting the right gradient/flow that we’d like to learn.

    gazc
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    EDIT: just seen you’re the other end of the country!

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    Think they are still building in cwmcarn, or bpw have a full time trail repair team.

    wilko1999
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    Was going to say Cwmcarn, just beaten to it. Aren’t they building a long new trail at Afan called Blade or something?

    joespencer33
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    Singletraction put something up the other day about Clixby’s doing a couple of weeks in Dalby, Offering pay too I believe.

    scruff
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    Lister, Chase trails XC is (generally) every Sunday and some Thursdays, currently finishing off a new section. DH dig (generally) is every month. ST off here will help you out with any info.

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    You could try Andy Hopkins, 7Stanes trail guru @ Ae. I think there are some repair works going on. These works are contracted out to Tally of UpliftScotland.

    Dumfries and Borders Forest District

    Ae Village
    Parkgate
    Dumfries
    DG1 1QB

    Tel : 01387 860247
    Fax : 01387 860312
    email: dumfries&borders@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

    There’s regular dig days up at Gisburn, once or twice a month. As mentioned, Singletraction always have something on the go as well.

    akaskittles
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    I heard a rumor that Swinley Forest is getting a fresh dose of BLACK DH trails… not sure though

    saxabar
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    Antur Stiniog are building at the mo’

    st
    Member

    Lister, as Scruff says we have build days every week on our XC trails at Cannock with monthly days in the DH site. Mostly upgrading / repairing existing with some new stuff. However even when building on existing trails this is more than just toshing material into holes, it’s about reinstating the trails properly.

    My email is in my profile if you want to send any questions over.

    Stu.

    lister
    Member

    Cheers folks, not sure when we’ll get away, it depends on funding. Lots of people to email and talk to though.

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