3,291 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-73 ft
Descent
00:04:45
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Portreath
    Portreath
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Other
  • Global Ranking

The trail basically runs from North Cliffs to Pine Walks, roughly following the northern hedge of the woods. The trail is basically a XC trail, but becomes a little more downhill with interesting features towards the bottom.

The top two sections, separated by a hedge which you round, have a number of potential lines for you to choose and switch between. There are some sections of roots and the odd hedge to negotiate, as well as weaving through the trees. I am planning on adding a few jumps through these sections on the lesser used lines to make it a little more interesting!

The bottom section (again after rounding a hedge) is always drier than the top. There are some root sections, flowing turns through the trees and then it opens up a little and speeds up towards the end. The very end section goes over a badger set (hence the name) where it is easy to get some air. You can either ride off the end of the set and stop, or turn right on to the top of the hedge. Ride along this and drop off to the right, through the ditch and over the hedge on the other side. If you are carrying enough speed you can finish with some air by popping off a mud jump onto the main trail.

There is plenty of fun to be had, especially if you like XC, but with some added features it will be even better.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Don’t be scared of the badgers! mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    217 ft
  • Altitude max
    291 ft
  • Altitude start
    288 ft
  • Altitude end
    217 ft
  • Grade
    -2.148%
  • Grade max
    -5.983%
  • Grade min
    3.033%
  • Distance climb
    165 ft
  • Distance down
    2,000 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,113 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:45
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on Oct 26, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Don’t be... Trail Reports

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Oct 26, 2017 @ 12:23am
Oct 26, 2017
Really muddy, drier in the third section.
Sep 23, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Sep 23, 2017
Very wet and muddy, hit a tree!
Sep 18, 2017 @ 1:57pm
Sep 18, 2017
Still very wet and muddy, but lots of fun!
Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
Sep 14, 2017
Wet, muddy and very boggy in a number of places.
Jul 25, 2017 @ 3:51am
Jul 25, 2017
Slippy!
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11 Reviews & Comments

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flag CornishPar (Mar 21, 2017 at 22:59)
 The trail basically runs from North Cliffs to Pine Walks, roughly following the northern hedge of the woods. The trail is basically a XC trail, but becomes a little more downhill with interesting features towards the bottom.

The top two sections, separated by a hedge which you round, have a number of potential lines for you to choose and switch between. There are some sections of roots and the odd hedge to negotiate, as well as weaving through the trees. I am planning on adding a few jumps through these sections on the lesser used lines to make it a little more interesting!

The bottom section (again after rounding a hedge) is always drier than the top. There are some root sections, flowing turns through the trees and then it opens up a little and speeds up towards the end. The very end section goes over a badger set (hence the name) where it is easy to get some air. You can either ride off the end of the set and stop, or turn right on to the top of the hedge. Ride along this and drop off to the right, through the ditch and over the hedge on the other side. If you are carrying enough speed you can finish with some air by popping off a mud jump onto the main trail.

There is plenty of fun to be had, especially if you like XC, but with some added features it will be even better.
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flag CornishPar (Mar 27, 2017 at 12:23)
 In addition to the previous comment – As this trail has a number of lines to choose from (especially in the top two sections) you can go for either a fast line for times, or take the smaller less used lines to a more technical ride. Once I get some digging done (or anyone who fancies it!) then there will be even more choice.
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flag CornishPar (Jun 9, 2017 at 13:31)
 Hit a tree on this one today, side of the trail repairs slowed things down a bit! Still very wet.
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flag CornishPar (Jun 21, 2017 at 13:16)
 Clear and dry. The plants are narrowing the trail and reducing visibility. A good run, but not my best.
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flag CornishPar (Jun 26, 2017 at 11:56)
 Still a little overgrown, but got a PB today. More in the tank though!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 16, 2017 at 5:49)
 Riding well, mainly dry, a little sticky in places - but fun!
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flag CornishPar (Jul 25, 2017 at 4:00)
 Good fun with the back end sliding out!
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flag CornishPar (Sep 14, 2017 at 12:19)
 Wet as hell today, one of those days when you drop a gear to keep the wheels moving through the mud! Good fun and practice in the wet!
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flag CornishPar (Sep 18, 2017 at 14:11)
 Really wet and muddy again, but lots of fun. Hit it a little harder today - fun!
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flag CornishPar (Sep 23, 2017 at 14:08)
 So wet! Hard going through some of the rally muddy parts. Hit a bloody tree as I slid around a corner - still great fun and a huge grin at the end!
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flag CornishPar (Oct 26, 2017 at 13:47)
 A load of thick mud, slowing you down a lot! Driest in the end section, running better here. Some very difficult riding. Still enjoying it!
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