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Black Hambleton

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From Chequers Tea House head straight for the big hill in front of you, that is Black Hambleton. Straight up the climb to the top of B.H (a bit technical so pay attention as you'll be blasting back down it in a half hour). Follow the trail for approx 3 miles until you come to a gate. As soon as you're through the gate go left up a faint sheep/landrover track for approx 400 metres, keep an eye out for another gate on the left (but there is no gate hung from the post). Foollow this trail through the ferns (summer) until you come to a stile. Go over the stile (don't worry it is a bridleway) and 'yes' you are going to ride down there!! follow the only trail down to the valley bottom and change your underpants. Follow the trail through the valley floor (very deceptive, someone always goes over the bars as there is a well disguised soft spot, but i'm not telling you where!)and follow the trail up the gentle climb a.k.a 'the wall'. At the top of the wall theres a 'T' junction, bear left and follow this trail all the way back to the big gate where it all began. Trace your steps back along B.H, big ring the downhill and carry on back towards Chequers Cafe, don't stop though, take your first right towards Cod Beck Reservoir and stay on this trail to the top of the gnarly hill. Go down the hill and across the stream at the bottom. Two choices here, if you go left the road goes straight back to Osmotherley. Go right and keep an eye out for a gate on the left (approx 400 metres) follow this all the way to the top, past the telecoms tower and through two gates. Stay on the main trail all the way to the bottom and another gate. through this gate and when you get to the farm go over the gate and take the left fork. Stay on this trail until the 'T' junction. Turn right and you're back in Osmotherley. Loads of pubs too...
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Latitude
53.74871079689897
Longitude
-1.142578125
Trail Directions
Start from Osmotherley (just off th A19) head south out of Osmotherley and take the first left towards Chequers Cafe. (if you come to a ford turn round, up the hill and take the first right towards the cafe)
Trail Length
approx 12 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Northallerton
   


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Review Date
May 31, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Simon Ashwell , from Newcastle

Summary:

At the top of "the wall", go straight on/ bearing left to go up a short hill bearing due South. Follow this broad track south for ~1.5km then turn west (right) for ~1 km to rejoin the main Hambleton road, turning left to head SSE. At the junction with the road, turn right down the road, then left after 200m onto the Cleveland way heading due South to Sutton bank. Great views to the right off fast singletrack. You may want to turn off left before last km of trail as it is footpath, turning left to arrive into the visiors centre by road. Good cafe. From the Visitors centre turn right (West) down the 1 in 4 sutton bank road. Go round 1st hairpin but go straight on through gate at second hairpin heading south. Follow trail until carpark in sight then turn right back on yourself and down hill. Turn left at fork and left again at hairpin to join main track. Follow this North and then left at fork up the hill. On downhill, look out for marked turn right through field to farm. Go left on path just before farm then right at gate, through next gate and onto road. Left on farm road up to main road where you turn right. Follow back up east towards Sutton Bank, tuning right after 1km marked Gormire farm and bridleway. Follow excellent technical singletrack NNW on east bank of Gormire lake. Turn right at Southwoods lodge in clearing heading North. Continue north to left of Southwoods hall following trail through field to west, then North to arrive in Tang Hall. Turn right up track up hill and go through gate to left of Greendale farm. Left up cowtrack after next (immediate gate). Follow this track NW , over gate then left domnhill through field to gate and farmtrack. Follow this through ford to tun right at T junction with road. Save your legs for 25% road climb, turning left off through gate just before summit. Follow this trail to High Paradise farm, tuning right to join Cleveland way again where you take a Left. Follow this broad track all the way back to Osmotherley, with killer descent and drainage ditch jumps at end. To avoid road you can park in carpark at end of trail, near Chequers. Total ~36 km (4hours) Excellent varied terrain.

Recommended Route:
This is a great route but is pretty short. It also gets very damp and muddy down in the valley after rain. If you want a longer ride:

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boltby forest (next to High Paradise farm) has great waymarked singletrack but avoid except in dry spell as it's often axle deep mud!



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Review Date
March 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Paula Brown , from England

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Recommended Route:
as described



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