Review by: Andrew6666 on 8 September 2009
Great days riding, not to challenging though.
I enjoyed this trail, went round it twice. I can see why more experienced riders may find it a bit easy. I would be very happy to ride this trail again though. I tend to agree with mega_waster's comments regarding the trail.
Review by: jase874 on 25 April 2009
deffinately worth a try, shame its almost 2 hours from where i live though
uphills aren't particularly hard, one of them involves riding over root after root but must be the funnest climb ive ever done. there are a couple new sections been built right now, and one is rideable which was very long and had very good varying features which included a big bomb hole to jump out, tables, wooden berms, and some fast single track with well built berms all with chicken runs. we did the route twice to make up 14 miles in total. if your interested in downhill you get to ride through 5 or 6 of the runs (dont know the total) which will give you an idea of what to expect and i can't wait to try them out.
Review by: bikergirl_17 on 5 April 2009
I like this trail because the downhill bits are fun. However their are not really any jumps or trail features and the uphills are huge. But i would go again it was fun :D
Review by: sfmg on 2 January 2009
best bit of riding round here if you dont mind thinking for yourself.
ive been riding for years but dont consider myself to be particularly expert, that said i dont think that this route is very hard either, though it is fun to ride. i like a bit of xc so i usually head out into the moors for a bit and throw in some bits and pieces of the waymarked trails, often doing the first half of the black trail backwards to round things off. so i suppose what im saying is i dont think the black route is that great or difficult in itself but i dig hamsterly as a whole, it offers more variety and acreage than anything more local to me. if you live miles away its worth a visit but dont expect to be blown away by the waymarked trails, maybe stop off here on your way to scotland? :)
Review by: merlynismint on 13 September 2008
rooty on 1 part, muddy on another but its goot for bigginers i would think
i have been to 7 stanes that is realy good and chopwell but its short but sweet, hamsterly is great on black route but me and my dad went on a bike adventure and tested out kielder, chopwell, 7 stanes and dalby but the order we put them in for best was 1. 7 stanes
2. hamsterly black route
3. chopwell woods black and red (its short but its great
4. kielder black and red
5. dalby black and red (not realy good because u o downhill no jumps then u go up hill and they have jumps its stupid