Review by: pitern8 on 15 April 2019
Review by: Lord1982 on 14 January 2018
Loved it some fast trails and some pretty testing downhill parts.
Review by: dawson on 27 February 2012
take your pick
loads of loops around the area, good drop off the pike at the top and down from the tv in lats of directions.
the good thing is you can ride for an hour or all day and never ride the same trail twice, Healy Nab and White coppice areas are also easily reachable for a longer ride.
Plenty of car parks and on road parking so you can go in a variety of directions.
Only down side is the crowds at weekends and it would be nice if the landowners embraced riders but everytime I head up there seem to be more "no cycling" signs up - completely the opposite of Darwen where everyone is welcome.
Review by: ouch on 22 June 2010
XC for miles, however DH can be a bike breaker
You can find yourself going for miles XC finding different routes.
But....there is always a "but", at weekends its very busy and the cobbles will eventually get you down.
Now if you want to take it easy stick to the lower tracks.If you want to push yourself a bit take a trip to the castle at the top, just watch out on the way down. the cobbles,rocks and dust on some DH tracks are body and bike breakers as i found out at the weekend. Which does sort of ruins your ride.
Review by: wilcocker on 31 July 2009
Several Possible Trails, Decent Cafe
There are a couple of different route guides available in the Barn Cafe (approx £1 each) that contain 3-4 different routes for varying abilities and fitness levels.
I completed the "Shoreline pootle" route with the missus. It was easy graded and was about 3 miles with no major climbs. It was a good introduction to off-road biking with one short but steep descent that was a good intro to controlling speed.
The other route "Reservoir ramble" rated medium, is clocked at 7 miles and i tried this one alone. This meanders round the reserviors and then takes you up near the pike, so uphill climbs featured heavily mainly on very rough BW.
The 1 mile downhill section is also on very rough BW and I found it hard to get any real speed up due to the massive vibrations attempting to shatter my skeleton. It would probably have been more enjoyable on a full sus bike.
All in all Rivington has got some great XC routes and im looking forward to trying the others in the guide book.
If its DH thrills your looking for, then the Healy Nab course can be incorporated into most routes that take in the Angelzarke reservoir or you can park nearby and DH to your hearts content.