Rocks and roots

Kielder

We rode the Deadwater Black which was good. It has some good opening sections before a nice switchbacky climb. We skipped the ride to the viewpoint because apparently it's all doubletrack, and it was cloudy....... The first part of the descent is red but still pretty technical with some fairly large drop offs. We then switched onto the black which was good and almost all rollable (despite appearances) though the final part is a rock ladder onto a narrow bridge! Take a trail map (available form the bike shop) as the signs weren't all obvious. We then got persuaded by the guy in the bike shop onto the Blue Osprey trail, with the promise of continuous singletrack. Well there was a lot of doubletrack to get there, and a lot of double track to get back along the suprisingly hilly lake shore. And the trail was pleasant, but not awesome in the way that a flowy blue really can be.

There's some other red loops here which we don't know much about, excpet that the Bloody Bush apprently has a continuous 1km northshore section.....

There's not many eating options but the Angler's Arms pub at the trialhead was certainly very satisfactory!


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Rating: 2, "Worth a ride if you are in the area".
Added: 2016-04-05 , Last updated: 2016-04-05
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