14 miles
Distance
2,066 ft
Climb
-2,023 ft
Descent
1,455 ft
High Point

The full red look at Hamsterley forest. Starts with a long section of fire road, climbing and some short sections of singletrack before arriving at the top of Polty's Last Blast where fun really begins with set of great descents all linked up back down to the valley floor. The route then climbs again, up through the middle of the Descent Bike Park before descending back to the valley floor again with another set of quality descents.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag M1lkyUK (Aug 28, 2019 at 13:37)
 Tough hills, eventually get to some good downhill sections. Second loop up the hill is a killer.

Note: from top of the hill on first loop, great views, descent is not signed up properly (take right turn to get back on route!
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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Hamsterley Red Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    526 ft
  • Altitude start
    526 ft
  • Altitude end
    568 ft
  • Grade
    0.057%
  • Grade max
    -22.314%
  • Grade min
    27.365%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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