Rocks and roots

Lee Quarry

It starts with a climb on doubletrack, but soon the fun starts. It has a huge variety of trail - berms, drop offs, technical climbs etc and loads of trail made of rock slabs. They keep adding stuff too - like a whole new quarry (Cragg Quarry) which I haven't ridden yet, and pump tracks etc. There's some trials obstacles, including low-level skinny logs that you can fall off without hurting yourself and even a see saw. The black sections are deserving of the grade and some have exposure and unrideable drops. It's a pleasant change to riding in a forest and it is often quite quiet if too. It's a trifle awkward to find (SE865212). Basically, in the Rossendale Valley, west of Bacup, look for the blue Kingfisher building. Take the turning on its west side, and park on the road here. It's not well signed. The other disadvantage is there's a lot of dog walkers on the trails.

Rating: 3, "Good riding, worth travelling to".
Added: 2014-03-15 , Last updated: 2014-03-15
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