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M62 Junction 22

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No. of Reviews: 2

Set off on the gravel path, bear right after the radio tower and blast down the grassy/muddy track. Keep going up and down the singletrack and bear left after a couple of miles onto a fast bumpy downhill. Climb the long winding rocky road, if you can, then bomb down back to base the same way reversed. If you don't feel like going back the same way carry on to the A672 and take a left back to the car park.
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Trail Directions
Take the A672 up towards Denshaw at junction 22 of the M62. About 1 mile on your right is a dirt car park with a useful fast food trailer often parked up.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads

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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 3, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mark , from Manchester

Sept 99
The first part of the route was made interesting by the big ruts that 4x4s had carved. Hate to think what they'd be like in winter! Once on to the single track things where great. You need to be on your toes but it's do-able. After the left turn and the climb the path turned into a stream (and this is only September!) I dipped out and when the other side of the wall. The downhills were fun but some kind person has put down a lot of loose stuff. I'm sure thjis will help in winter especially when it has bedded down but at the moment you end up struggling for grip/traction going up and down.
All in all good fun only spoilt by catching a pedal on the way back and getting tipped down the drop that Jimbo mentions :-(
Finally as Jimbo says watch the weather. I suspect that some parts of the trail will be impassable goo in winter and you don't want to get caught there unprepared if the weather closes in.

Recommended Route:
As suggested but there looks to be plenty of others to explore.

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Review Date
March 28, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jimbo , from Burnley

The initial run down is good fast blasting fun, with a few potential premature dismount points for the unwary. A fair bit of up and down singletrack follows, with a need to cross over a wall at one of the collasped points to keep on course. A tricky bit of singletrack with a drop off to left keeps you on your toes and may slow down unskilled riders. At the next junction, take a bumpy climb to left, then keep going onto the bumpy fast downhill. A few injuries have been sustained down here owing to the nature of the trail, but the final long climb up presents a potentially fast and risky downhill, with plenty of turns, bunny-hop points and satisfaction. It's worth having a few goes on the downhill run, but beware of farm traffic and our little woolly chums! The ride back the same way presents a few climbing challenges, which I have managed to master when fit, but many riders opt to take the road back due to fatigue after climbing up and down the main downhill run. One good feature of this trail is that it is easy to find and get to from the local towns. A snack bar is also handy. Beware of the weather though!

Recommended Route:
As described, but going left past the radio tower, not right!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many variations on this one. A far longer route can be taken that avoids the main climb/downhill by taking a right after the singletrack and crossing back over the motorway onto the big hills before coming back over the motorway near the start.

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