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Hopton Castle

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several national-class downhill trails with regular races. also some xc routes. the downhill track is really rooty and there is now a road jump included...quite a quick trail but one of the best in shropshire
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Trail Directions
take the b4368 out of craven arms going west then turn onto the b4367 . turn right in clungunford and make your way to hopton castle village. then carry on through the village on a lane and you will soon see signs to the bike trails. there is a car park. park there and follow the signs to the different trails
Trail Length
a few miles for the xc loops, about 5 mins for the DH tracks
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Craven Arms, Shropshire

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Review Date
December 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.75 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: 001 RKID ,  Downhiller

Hopton castle is one of the many NPS tracks used in Shropshire,it's also one of the toughest! its fair to say from the car park its fair way to the top of the downhill track. When you follow the track up theres a hill signposted "downhill " theres several tracks to take from the top, the main run is marked on the posts. From the top you gain a good speed but beware from there on its a bike and body beater! its well dug out of camber roots,tight berms and not much time or room to pedal!
The lower section is wicked, sharp turns and more routes, and not easy to see through the trees, a fast bank into a berm sends you flyin over a big drop into the last part, great fun. But beware its a long way back to the top, and even further from the car park!!!!! Try and find a day when the farmers got his tractor lift system workin!

Recommended Route:
follow above directions, but dont be suprised when your drivin across a couple of fields, you are goin the right way!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bringewood see my review

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