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Nearest Town: Parkend   

Mallards Pike Bike Trail, Forest of Dean is a great little loop, with lots of singletrack and most of the climbing in the first half. Read more

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Begining and ending in Parkend, this is great little loop, with lots of singletrack and most of the climbing in the first half. Suitable for most times of the year (except after very wet weather), but do it in May and the 'Lawnmower Trail' is lined with Bluebells.

Starts with a long climb after Parkend Church, followed by a brief downhill then another climb to Yorkley Lodge. A long, straight, downhill leads you to the entrance of Mallards Pike car park, and soon after you'll reach one of the Forest's hardest 'do-able' climbs. The infamous south climb to Staple-Edge is a mile-long lung buster, rising 400 feet. The long climb to the top is definitely worth it though, as you're rewarded with the excellent 'Lawnmower Trail'. After a brief climb, another downhill, and a short section of fire-road, you'll soon reach 'Dr John's Downhill'; a stunning 2 mile section of singletrack with a nice bomb-hole to finish at the top of Parkend.
Nearest Town: Parkend
Website: www.fountaininnandlodge.co.uk

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Fun factor
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Review by: enduro star on 29 September 2009

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Last modified: 2009-05-23 00:48:47
Mallards Pike Loop 1 1.0 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

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