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Your comments on The North Face Mountain Bike Trail

4 Stars 4 Stars

Love the trail but is there any chance somebody could go round with a hedge trimmer?Some parts of the trail are so overgrown your almost crashing trying to avoid branches etc etc.

Tom, 8/Aug/2017

The ranger team do have this in their maintenance schedule but we'll flag up your comments with them and make it a priority.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Would be 5 star but a couple of dodgy bits of boardwalk. My group included some of little experience, and they all enjoyed it...just walked rather more bits than others.

Mark L, 20/Apr/2017

Thank you, glad you enjoyed the trail. We do have a programme of maintenance work scheduled to improve the boardwalks so I hope you return in future to have another go!

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Been riding Grizedale now for well over 20yrs.Superb amenities,and quality of trails.The designated routes are well marked and perfectly categorised.If coming in wet weather make sure you have your seal-skins on as the harder trails do collect deep puddles and your feet WILL get cold and wet.

Edith, 26/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I did the North Face Trail over the October half term, whilst my boys were doing a MTB holiday camp. Had a brilliant time - a good mix of single track, boardwalk and forest roads, with the most spectacular autumnal views. You can read more about it here: http://www.cyclesprog.co.uk/blog/north-face-mountain-bike-trail/

Karen@CycleSprog, 4/Nov/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Really enjoyed the ride on a very wet day. I have not ridden this trail for years and was very pleased to find much of the boardwalk replaced with rocky sections. Several of the short boardwalk sections could do with some TLC and there are various broken boards around the route. No problems with route finding - all well signed.

JoM, 5/Sep/2016
2 Stars 2 Stars

Well after 4 years of trying to compete this due to broken bikes etc I'd like to say it was worth it but after around 4mls the trail markers were no existent or very poorly positioned as a result I ended up completing my ride on the red trail back to the centre, very disappointed.

Northface , 29/Jul/2016

So sorry to hear about your difficulties on the trail, we've not had any other feedback from visitors getting lost but we will head out to check the waymarkers haven't been damaged are all clearly visible. Hope you return for another attempt soon, you could also download a map from the website as a bit of back up.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

First ever trail run, first ever ride on a high quality bike, first exercise for yrs, & I loved it! The 10mile treck is a roller coaster of emotions but the good out weigh the bad by far for me. Our group fitness ranged from the high to medium/poor. Two did not complete due to broken bike & pulled calf muscle. Good determination is essential over fitness & id recommend bike hire as they provide a pit crew to fix your bike where ever u break down(but take a phone to let them know). after the 10 miler & bate some of us attempted another 5mile trek which had crazy down hills if u let the brakes off, I found my self skidding onto a main road at the end, then it was a lung busting 2mile tarmac section back to base which was a perfect finish for me to re awaken my stamina levels of old. better than go karting by far

P Smart, 8/Feb/2015
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