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Cross country mountain bike trails at Edmundbyers and Blanchland, County Durham Read more

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Taken from the fantastic Beyond Hamsterley guide this is an amazing cross country loop that takes in a huge variety of trail surfaces including a fair bit of quiet road.

From Edmundbyers you'll make your way to Blanchland on a 6km stretch of road before climbing up onto the fell, through a small section of Slaley Forest, across some more sublime moorland single track and on to a little place Called Baybridge where you'll be faced with one hell of a tough climb on tarmac up to Edmundbyers Common. You'll be rewarded for the climb many times over with the superb descent back to Edmunbyers. Don't let a stretch of road here and there put you off. This route really is spot on.
Nearest Town: Consett

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Fun factor
Fun factor 8.3333 out of 10
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Trail variety 8.3333 out of 10
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Trail quality 8.3333 out of 10
Facilities 8.3333 out of 10
Location 8.3333 out of 10

"Raw XC"
Review by: AC on 15 August 2010

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Edmundbyers is several miles West of Consett, County Durham. The nearest main road is the A68 and a major landmark is the Derwent Reservoir. The B6306 by the Derwent Reservoir has a layby or two which are perfect for parking vehicles and the road is actually part of the trail. itself.

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Last modified: 2010-07-24 22:02:23
Edmundbyers and Blanchland Loop. 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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