Farmer Johns MTB Park, England

Farmer Johns MTB Park, England

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Farmer Johns MTB Park, Marple Bridge, Stockport, SK6 5EW
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Directions by car
The entrance to the park is sign posted from Cote Green Road on the left (coming from Marple) or right (coming from Glossop). Please park in the main car park away from the farm buildings/stables.

Directions by train
The nearest station to the park is Marple Bridge which is 1 mile away. From the station, turn left onto the A626 and follow the hill down toward the centre of Marple Bridge. Follow the A626 over the bridge and to the left up the big steep hill. Midway up the hill the road veers right around a hair pin (opposite the Windsor Pub). Follow the road up the hill to the right and take the first road on your left (Cote Green Lane) which continues up the hill. The road reaches a junction with Cote Green Road, take a right and keep going up the hill until the road narrows; the entrance to the park is on your left about 100m after the narrow section.
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Farmer Johns MTB Park (FJMTB) is located by Marple Bridge, Stockport in Greater Manchester. It consists of a number of downhill runs and a dirt jump park. 

Run by Farmer John and his wife Jill it's famed for its races and events.

There is an active community and there are always new developments in the making. Farmer Johns MTB Park took pole position to be awarded the iBikeRide English Trail of the Year in 2016 (and 2015) and came 3rd in the rankings for UK Trail of the Year 2016 overall.

Main DH Track

  • The original and main Downhill track are interspersed with North Shore, drops and rock gardens. The bottom woody section is tight and as you would expect rooty. 

Night Race / Burm Track

  • This track is just a short run (nailed in under a minute) and kicks off at the starting at the top of the main field. It is famed for the night race held on it. 

Bridge / Hut  Jump line

  • This run is one of the more recent developments (built in 2013). It starts with the Main DH track and then diverts off just before the woods. It goes over a north shore style drop off, then through the meadow via some rock gardens. A bridge then lets the night race track link up to the Main DH midway down the meadow. Then the track splits again crossing either the hut jump or diving into the woods to rejoin the Main DH line. 

Mega Steep Variant Line

  • This track is simply described as a very steep track. The clue is in the name. 

Root Death Variant Line

  • Very steep, Extremely rooty, very technical line. 

Trails / Dirt Park

  • A number of progressive dirt jump lines. Has it's own integrated community (see group below). The opening is restricted to dry periods for safety reasons. 

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  • You can pay on the day for £7 or take out annual membership for £35.
  • Open 7 days a week from 9.30 until dark inc all Bank Holidays. No need to book, just turn up and get your pass from the cafe or farmhouse. Full face helmets are compulsory and if you're under 18 you'll need a parent/guardian to sign you in.
    Strictly no riding without signing in first.
  • New for 2014 the folks have their own bunkhouse so there is accommodation on site. 
  • The MTB park is on the edge of the Peaks i.e. you are spoilt for amazing technical  XC riding here. 
  • In 2016 Farmer Johns MTB Park took 1st place in the iBikeRide Trail of the Year awards for England (and 2015) and 3rd in the UK rankings overall. 

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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4.4
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4.5
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4.0
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5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0

Farmer Johns Review

Been a few times and it's helped my riding no end.
Mega little DH runs with lines to suit all abilities and help bring on weak points.
Well thought out and has a good vibe.

Mint!

User Review

Good Points
Great tracks, brilliant for skills development and very well thought out place.

Great brew facilities

Bad Points
Limited parking is the only negative
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
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4.5
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5.0
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5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0

( Great bike park nice people )

Sick park £40.00 joining fee 12 months membership @ £1 each time you go!

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Good Points
Local decent bit of variety here good jumps sick Burms really good lines the push up is alright it's got all you need for the price the Forrest is tricky but good it's kept it good nick the team are always looking to add more proper friendly guys......

Bad Points
Nothing really.
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0

Awesome place

awesome place

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Good Points
A superb mini bikepark. Tons of lines (won't get bored for days), it has everything, flowy jump filled sections and steep tech down bottom. not too bigger hill so pushup isn't too tough, so you can get lot's of runs in. but the trails are still quite long. always new stuff being built. only minor thing is there isn't enough progression once you can do all the lines. even bigger jumps would be better!
Bad Points
only minor thing is there isn't enough progression once you can do all the lines. even bigger jumps would be better!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Best park in NW

Worth the hassle

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Good Points
Great tracks, lovely staff, outstanding facilities.
Bad Points
No uplift ☺️
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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
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4.5
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5.0
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4.0

Amazing Place

Really recommend it as loads of fun.

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Good Points
Great trails and lots of fun for my lad. Good facilities and very clean loos( it's a mum thing). Not our first visit and not our last.
Bad Points
Cafe only open weekends. Would be great if open in the holidays. It was cold in the car!
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Yes
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5.0
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5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.5

Best in the (north) West

If you or your family have an interest in Downhill Mountain Biking come along. Try the weekender for fun and frolics and the screamingly funny go-cart race.
Keep up the excellent work Farmer John and Farmer Jill you are awesome

User Review

Good Points
I am no mountain biker in fact before 2013 I had never heard of FJMTB Park. Let me tell you now this park has some genuinely sick trails for all abilities.
You can ride from £7 for a day pass or be a member for £40 and ride for just £1 how good is that?
The VIEWS! man the VIEWS are stunning you really do feel on top of the world plus they have the best cafe with home raised bacon and free range eggs whats not to love?
Hosting several races a year and the soon to be famous Farmer John's Race Weekender its the place to be if you wanna ride and make friends.
Bad Points
They aint non.. well weather can be a factor but there is nowt can be done about nature.. prepare to get muddy in the wet and a bit sun burnt in the summer and you can't go wrong.
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0

Great Place!

I'd recommend this place to any rider I know

User Review

Good Points
Really fun to ride and full of friendly people
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0

Great track

Great track

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Fjmtb is the place to ride

If you have never been you should go

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Good Points
Ace place with good facilities
Nice people
Amazing trails
And a top cafe

And the best races in the UK
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5

Friendliest place ever!

Simply one of the best and friendliest places in the UK to ride

User Review

Good Points
Friendly locals friendly owner
Awesome trails for all levels
Bad Points
Can get hard to park on bust days and race weekends
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