Lady Cannings is in Sheffield, on the edge of Houndkirk Moor close to the Peak National park 20 minutes from Sheffield centre. Lady Cannings has two blue mountain bike trails.
This is the first MTB trail in England where crowdfunding has been used to help drive the initial investment needed. Funding has also been significantly supplemented by GO Outdoors. The project has been led by Ride Sheffield working with Sheffield council. Bike Track specialist trail builders built the trails.
The first blue trail launched in July 2015 called the Blue Steel Trail. The second blue trail is called Cooking on Gas and launched in April 2017.
- The first trail planned for Lady Cannings is a Blue XC 1.4km trail. It's flowy, with rollers and bumps throughout. You can pretty much ride it with minimal pedalling. Blue Steel was the first UK trail funded by crowdfunding.
Cooking on Gas
- Simply ride to the top of the plantation and, where you’d normally turn right on the forestry road, turn left for a slice of perfectly sculpted loveliness. Divided into four sections, it has a distinct character all its own, markedly different to Blue Steel. Once again blue in grade, it still incorporates some big features, so there’s fun for everyone. Cooking on Gas was funded by GO Outdoors.
- The best postcode for the trail is the same as the pubs, S11 7TS. The trailhead is at this grid reference SK 28238 83343. You can park on Ringinglow road or just off houndkirk road. Check out the map below for the trailhead.
- If you have ridden the mountain bike trail at Lady Cannings then please share your experiences and post your pictures, videos and reviews.