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Pearce XC
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.9/5)

Latest News (28/11/2016 14:36)

Forestry Work is about to start in Hopton Woods.

This is a wide scale thinning operation which will take some weeks to complete depending on the weather and ground conditions.

We will need to shut sections of trail as the work progresses and will try to keep these closures as short as it is safe to do so.

There will be a few days when the car park and access road will be closed so we can safely fell the trees around it.

Please:
-Believe closure signs,
-Keep away from stacked timber,
-Expect to meet forest machinery and timber wagons,
-Give us time to check trails are safe to re-open,
-Spread the word to avoid wasted journeys,
-Keep an eye our facebook page www.facebook.com/ourlocalwoods for the latest updates

Thanks

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

approximately 11.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Trail Map of Hopton Woods

 

Trail description

Serious climbs, sweeping descents and a bit of rooty downhill the Pearce XC offers an excellent ride for proficient mountain bikers.

This trail is largely unsurfaced, expect conditions to change according to the weather and the season.

Warm Up on the Qualifier

The qualifier loop runs close to the car park and is a great way to get warmed up and tweak your bike before heading into the wood proper.

 

 

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic fun. Climbs are good and challenging but they are exhausting if you brave a second lap. Rode well despite heavy recent rain.

Tom, 21/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I was blown away at these fantastic red and black trails. So well thought out and maintained. Fast technical rolling swooping woodland single track definitely gets all those juices flowing. Best riding this side of Herefordshire and even more accessible than Nant yr Aran.

Jozephsky , 16/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

The more I ride it.... the more I love it..... :-)

MikeyMonkey, 23/Nov/2015
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Location

OS Grid ref: SO 355 784
Postcode: SY7 0QF

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Contact

Georgina Sharp
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977
georgina.sharp@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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