Review by: lavin32 on 15 October 2011
tough climbs but rewarding decents
i used the download to follow the route which was easy. We started from greenfield station so we was pointing upwards from the word go. there are tough hills to get up but once your up you've always got to come down. once you cross the A62 the real fun begins 1 1/2 miles downhill. Great views great trail.
Review by: Ronny on 15 September 2010
Moorland trails with a picturesque trip around the jewel of Saddleworth
This has been one of my personal favourites for a while. I usually start from either Hollingworth Lake and follow the road through Rakewood and over the back paths to Piethorne reservoir, or alternatively just start at Piethorne in Newhey (follow the PBW signs for Castleshaw). If you start from Hollingworth Lake it turns the route into about 30 miles or from Piethorne just 20 miles. This is a pretty challenging ride with steep technical decents around the Nature Reserve at Piethorne and after the circular route around Saddleworth the tricky, often wet and slippery descent that is Cote Lane leading onto to Dirty Lane. There are some tough road climbs from Dobcross to Harrop Edge. Definitely well worth a try just for the stunning scenery around Saddleworth.
Review by: simonthegas on 20 February 2010
difficult climbs stunning views great final desent
followed route from download very easy to follow
apart from a couple of soul destroying road climbs this is a quite enjoyable route with some of the best views i have ever seen espeacially with snow on the ground. the final 1 1/2 mile desent was very fast flowing and enjoyable worth the climbs.
would recommend in summer 3 or 4 boozers on route to get a pint halfway