Dry routes in rossendale?

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Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby scottgeniusltd2005 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 19:25 pm

I live 1/2 mile from the mtl and I'm fed up of the wet boggy muddy snorkel needed trails. Is there any dry trails in or near rossendale, that are dry at the moment?
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 14, 2012 20:24 pm

Try in Routes.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby scottgeniusltd2005 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:37 pm

Not after a route per se, just local knowledge of the conditions.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:59 pm

Yup, that's what it's for
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby stumpyjon » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:15 pm

The quarries aren't too bad, Dunnockshaw Community Woodland / Crown Point trails are generally Ok, Gisbun is wet but not particuarly muddy and Lancs CC / Tony Lund have started a program of works to fix some of the worst bits of bridleway in the area as part of a PMBA project!
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby scottgeniusltd2005 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:51 pm

The dunnockshaw ones are atrocious at the moment! They're the ones most local to me, the mtl from there to the ram inn is ridiculously boggy and has to be walked mostly on the return leg....not much fun really.

I might check out hameldon hill to kings highway, see if it's any better on that side of the valley.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby stumpyjon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 13:16 pm

Hambledon Hill is usually pretty bad beyond the mast towards the King's Highway. Most of Dunnockshaw is OK, the walking trails up on the top. The bit below the singing ringing tree is admittedly a little weird what with the way the ground moves under the geo textile with all the water.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby stumpyjon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:56 pm

Just been over Dunnockshaw this morning, I retract my statement about the trails being OK, I couldn't believe how gloopy some of the surfaced sections have become with all the surface mud!
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby scottgeniusltd2005 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 15:22 pm

Yep they're just so bad it's become boring. The mtl link route and mtl to gorple rd is the worst I've ever seen it.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby scottgeniusltd2005 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 15:25 pm

Did you go onto the non surfaced bits? They are even worse, some places are up to the axle deep in sticky watery gritty shite.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby stumpyjon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 15:58 pm

I was mainly up on Crown Point, that was bad enough.
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby grant43 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:30 pm

lee quarries ok
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Re: Dry routes in rossendale?

Postby philRM » Wed Dec 12, 2012 21:50 pm

It's all muddy it always is at this time if year.


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