Lee Quarry Mountain Bike trails are in Rossendale in Lancashire. This is an old quarry and so as you would expect it is rocky and pretty unforgiving MTB terrain. The area is also quite exposed so it gets quite windy.
There is a 7km Red trail, a short 1km Black, a Skills area, two Pump Tracks and a world class extensive Trials facility.
Cragg Quarry is also nearby and there's a link trail between Lee and Cragg quarries. Cragg's more of a flowy XC loop. It's popular and reached by a newly constructed bridleway link over Brandwood Lower end moor.
Lee Quarry Red
- The Lee Quarry Red MTB trail is around 7km long trail, graded as difficult, with flowing big berms, rock gardens, drop off's and jumps and is designed with many loops making it great for sessioning and practising those skills.
Lee Quarry Black
- The Lee Quarry Black is a short 1km track, graded as severe, which has all the above but is much more technical and requires excellent bike handling and balance skills at slow speeds at times to navigate the terrain.
Lee Quarry Skills area
- This incorporates a pump track and areas to practice drop off's, logs, berms as well as climbing and descending in rocky terrain.
- The Trials area is world class and has multiple sections. They host nationals here but is set up progressively to encourage beginners into the sport.
- Cragg Quarry has around 6.5km of flowing single-track and can be got to from Lee Quarry by heading south following the newly constructed route across Brandwood Lower End Moor to Rooley Moor Road, turn right (west) and follow the Mary Towneley Loop for just over 1km. If you take the two trails together it is about 13km in total.
- It's not just Quarry riding there are lots of natural trails in the area. Check out the PMBA site.
Groups and Clubs
- Do come prepared (food and clothing wise) and don't jump when the winds are strong (NB Is it often windy here.. well there is a big wind farm nearby which might be a clue)
- The quarry is run by Lancashire Council and is free to the public.
- The trail was designed by Dafydd Davis and built by local contractor’s Terra Firma.
- If you have ridden the mountain bike trails at Lee Quarry or Cragg Quarry then please share your experiences with the community and post your reviews, pictures, videos and tracks to the listing.