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Dunsop Bridge Death Ride

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Very steep up and down. Very technical descent (possibly lethal if you come off in th ewrong place). Attempt only in and after a period of good weather - Trough of Bowland = sponge.
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Latitude
53.945219
Longitude
-2.520634
Trail Directions
Centre of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, in the heart of the soggy Trough of Bowland.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Dunsop Dridge
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Trog , from Goosnargh, Preston, Lancs

Summary:
Get to the car park in Dunsop Bridge early as it soon fills up! Probably safer to climb Ouster Rake than go down it? The ride down Whins Brow was fun! Must do it again now I know the route. Take plenty of water with you though, if the weather is good! The uphill grassy sections were a bit slippery in the morning dew so I did push quite a bit - all good exercise!

Recommended Route:
did the anticlockwise circuit last week end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any from Dunsop Bridge. The ride from Longridge Fell down to Hurst Green is a fine ride too. Gisburn Forest is good for a fast ride.



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Review Date
November 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Robby Naish , from Ribchester

Summary:
Excellent trail to take your first-time mountain bike wannabees on. Make sure your on SantaCruz Heckler or similar and theyre on fully rigid with road type gears.
Watch them bust a gut and admire the variety of obscenities whilst ascending and try not to fall of laughing as they kak it on the descent.

Recommended Route:
As written, except for half hour faffing in car park with gloves & mars bars before start

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Coanies Longridge Fell/Ribchester downhill cheat



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Review Date
April 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Ben Haworth , from Whalley, Lancashire, UK

Summary:
I recommend consulting O.S. Landranger 103 Blackburn & Burnley before you go. Though my description isn't terrifically detailed, you should be able to work it out as there aren't any other bridleways avialable to take other than those above!

Recommended Route:
Start in Dunsop Bridge. Take the road south out of village. Take bridleway over Totrodge Fell to main Trough of Bowland road. At road turn left. After few kms turn right to go up Whins Brow and DOOOWWN Whins Fell (take care and good luck!). Make your way over Middle Knoll. Then either take (slightly) illegal trail on left hand side of river or zoom down to Dunsop Bridge on Water Authority road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
See our website for more funky (and not too long!) trails in the North of England at http://members.tripod.co.uk/mountainbikemorons/index-1.html



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