The North Face, Claife Heights & Parkamoor

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compo
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The North Face, Claife Heights & Parkamoor

Postby compo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 23:24 pm

I have a route worked out, starting from Windermere station, over the chain ferry, and then around the above.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/cl ... face-trail

Any tips and advice for riding this area, as I haven't been for years, since I was a very inexperienced rider.

Will it be okay in the wet? I assumed it would be.

Also, what are people's opinions on the North Face. Is it as poor as people make out?

Cheers :)

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Re: The North Face, Claife Heights & Parkamoor

Postby trailpuppet » Tue Aug 28, 2012 09:46 am

Also, what are people's opinions on the North Face. Is it as poor as people make out?

Yes.....but unless you can read a map then it is worth a go :o Built imo for the "tourist" rather than the "experienced" biker as an intro to mountainbiking. All that is needed is funding and the will of the forest managers to create something for the experienced rider. However the area is probably at saturation point re visitors :roll:

Couple of route suggestions for you;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave-lowe/ ... otostream/
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=feppbknoritiibpu

Various route options for the area in this list;
http://www.bogtrotters.org/list_routes.php
The Kentmere rides from Staveley(4 listed)are good fun, maybe suffer a bit more from the wet weather but rideable :) http://www.bogtrotters.org/route/showro ... p?route=40


All riding should be OK in the area, just very wet :roll:

When you riding? I feel a Lakes visit coming on... :lol:

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Re: The North Face, Claife Heights & Parkamoor

Postby compo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 21:48 pm

Up there Thursday, about 11 - 6 I think, depending on the train times


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