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The snakecharmer

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Down all the way, twisty slalom type, very fast, very phat!!
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Latitude
51.63314906322319
Longitude
0.010128021240234375
Trail Directions
As you enter the main entrance to the park, continue 2 miles to visitors centre, go around the right side and it's through the clearing on the left.
Trail Length
2.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Epping
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tyler Walker ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Its a good trail. Its not very long it's got a few jumps and is very fast but watch out for the trees.

Recommended Route:
Go to chingford station and you will see a car garage across the road go to that side of the road and you will see a golf course go onto it and follow the red path to the top of hill you will see a few jumps and a massive ditch in a clearing there are hills on every side but the reccomended one is the one opposite the red path

Other recommended trails in the same area:
maybe in chingford plaines the other side of the golf course



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Review Date
October 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tony C , from Loughton

Summary:
Finally found this in Summer. From the Tea Hut near the Vistor Centre, Go towards Clay Pit Hill on Briddle Way. Cross Road and then immediately left down Single Track. You should be going down parallel to a fire road towards the Volunteer Pub. Very fast downhill for 0.5 miles.... Can go back up on the fire road once you are down near the Volunteer Pub. Very muddy in Winter but superb in Summer

Recommended Route:
Snake Charmer

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Loads in the forest if you know where to find them. From Technical Rooty Single track to 40mph+ descend. Very muddy in Winter but surperb in Summer.



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Review Date
November 28, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mike , from London

Summary:
Epping doesn't have the white knuckle rides that some other areas do but what it does have is some fast fire road riding which sweep up and down. The overall size of the forest means that it's quite easy to get lost and a planned two to three hour ride usually ends up being a four to five hour ride because I can't find my way back as all those fire roads look the same. Riding back along the road is cheating in my books. Overall worth a look if you are in the area or you want to take your family or some inexperienced riders with you.

Recommended Route:
Head for the Epping Forest visitor centre and there is a small portable cafe on the side of the road which caters for the local roadies and mtbers. Behind the cafe there is a trial which takes you sharply down which I presume is the snake charmer.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Further west is Wendover woods(great area which has mtb specific trials and is used by SAMS).



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Review Date
August 14, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Guy , from Littlehampton,UK

Summary:
You can start at Epping itself and run through the forest on the normal (Legal) trails down to Chingford common ( alongside the golf course) and back. You can get a good 20 -22 mile run that takes in a couple of really good fast descents (30-35mph) and has a good spread of easy fire track, forest singletrack and (surprisingly) a legal and quite technical fast downhill next to a restricted protected area ( look for the BMX's) I assume this is where this snake charmer route is. You can break the ride up by a visit to the Robin Hood Pub in the middle of the forest!

Recommended Route:
Full circular route around forest



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