Lady Cannings, England

Lady Cannings, England

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Blue (Moderate)
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Lady Cannings Plantation, Ringinglow, Sheffield, S11 7TS
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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.

Blue Steel

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
Trail Quality
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5.00
Grin Factor 
 
5.00
Trail Variety 
 
5.00
Skills Development 
 
5.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00
Facilities 
 
5.00

Great trail NoN PrOfIt

Best BMX track in a natural setting in the UK.
I mean why the fucl would you ride the beautiful and natural trails round herre when you have this lump of shit attracting nobs on shiny underused rides.
At least it keeps the fuckwits off the proper trails :)

User Review

Good Points
Close to sheffield and great pubs.
Keep away numpties from proper trails in the area :)
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.77
Grin Factor 
 
5.00
Trail Variety 
 
4.50
Skills Development 
 
5.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00
Facilities 
 
4.00

Awesome riding

This is one of the most accessible trails in the country, well supported by the community.

User Review

Good Points
Easily accessible from Sheffield and quality trails that have been professionally constructed. Nearby pub for food and refreshment.
Bad Points
Limited parking and occasionally closed by landowner. Busy at peak times
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
3.72
Grin Factor 
 
4.00
Trail Variety 
 
3.00
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00
Facilities 
 
2.00

Ideal for kids

I was recommended Lady Cannings as an ideal place to take your kids for a ride, So I thought i'd give it a go with my 9 year old and we wasn't disappointed, The trail consisted of two blue graded routes both have great flow with big berms and rollers so requires very little pedalling, the only real handwork was the climb up the bridleway between the trails to get back to the top,
So we took our time on the climb to save our enegry for the fun downhill bits.
The setting for the trails is great as well, a commercially managed, coniferous, woodland which the routes twist and turn through adding to the fun and gave us the feeling that we had a proper days mountain biking.
Looking forward to going back and adding the trails to an xc route in the area.

User Review

Good Points
Brilliant for getting kids into Mountain biking.
Well built trails
Fast and fun
Bad Points
Car parking and no Facilities
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.31
Grin Factor 
 
4.50
Trail Variety 
 
4.00
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00
Facilities 
 
4.00

Banging track

Great trail, worth a look even if travelling to the area. Do contribute to Ride Sheffields next project at Rad mires - these two tracks could be linked into a fantastic day's ride. http://www.ridesheffield.org.uk/2015/12/radmires-new-crowd-funder-announced/

User Review

Good Points
Great flow and nice rolling sections. Suitable for all riders as it gets progressively harder the faster you ride it. Just a joy to see this being developed and so many people getting a kick out of riding it.
Bad Points
Easy access to the areas leaves the trail vulnerable to the irresponsible riders and non-riders alike. Also just wish it was even longer (although it's a nice length and an easy spinback to the top on the fireroad.
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
3.65
Grin Factor 
 
4.00
Trail Variety 
 
3.00
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
4.00
Facilities 
 
3.00

Great track for all skill types.

'Get thee sen dahn ere wi a few pals and av a laugh'

Get an idea of what it's like; https://youtu.be/WT4NpEjwxrc

(I hold no credit for this video)

User Review

Good Points
Grear trial for all skill types. Would highly suggest to anybody.
Bad Points
None. Wish there was a bit more to it but who's to say that we won't see development in the future?
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Overall rating 
 
4.37
Grin Factor 
 
5.00
Trail Variety 
 
4.00
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
4.50

Swoop factor

Overall a great crowd funded trail for all levels and shows just what can be done

User Review

Good Points
A well looked after swooping trail for all levels, short and sharp with enough in it to challenge the majority of riders....
Bad Points
Short but that's due to land constraints also as its single track you can often get caught up behind slower riders or children with almost no places to pass them but again that's due to it being open for all skill levels.
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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.30
Grin Factor 
 
5.00
Trail Variety 
 
3.00
Skills Development 
 
5.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00
Facilities 
 
3.00

Youth mountain bike project

A great trail that can be ridden over and over again on it's own or added to a XC ride around the numerous bridleways. Perfect for all abilities

User Review

Good Points
<div>I work for Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team, and have recently taken a group of young people up to the plantation to ride - needless to say they couldn't get enough of it. Even though ther is currently only a short section of trail built, it is a section that you will want to ride again and again. It's perfect to practice trail technique and hone skills.<br />The trail is clean and well managed and great fun.<br />The group I took there are wanting to return again as soon as possible</div>
Bad Points
<div>None</div>
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Overall rating 
 
3.72
Grin Factor 
 
4.00
Trail Variety 
 
2.50
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
4.50

Nice addition to the local area & easy to combine into a bigger loop out onto houndkirk and beyond. Really flowy trail that gets faster the more you ride it. Great place for skill progression & newbies to get a feel for MTBing

User Review

Good Points
Easy to session sections to develop skills, can be linked in to wider loops in the area & I can ride here from home :)
Bad Points
Midges....
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Overall rating 
 
3.96
Grin Factor 
 
4.00
Trail Variety 
 
3.00
Skills Development 
 
4.00
Trail Quality  
 
5.00

Lovely flowing addition to the natural trails

A great little flowing loop on the edge of the peak district, which means it can easily be thrown into a bigger ride on the amazing natural trails nearby. Perfect for beginners to start honing skills, and fun for more experienced riders. The trails are narrow and tree lined, so can easily catch you out if you get cocky or don't pay attention! I've intentionally left the facilities unmarked as there are none, but it isn't a trail centre. You pee in the trees like the bears do!

User Review

Good Points
Lovely flowing trail.
Beautifully crafted berms and rollers.
Near a nice pub!
On the edge of the peak district.
Fun, fun, fun!
Bad Points
Very short (but still sweet!).
No facilities (but it isn't a trail centre).
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Yes
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