Hanchurch Woods

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St4 8sn
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Head down the A500 from stoke on trent towards J15 of the M6, turn left at the last roundabout before the junction. You will come to some lights, head straight over. Follow the road for about 1-2 miles, there will be a sign on the right to a picnic area, take that road and follow it all the way to the rangers cottage. The is a car park on the left. If you keep going you will find another parking area about another mile down the road. If you have sat nav, this post code will get you there ST4 8SN.

A small selection of natural trails within a compact wood

Hanchurch woods are used for XC races a couple of times a year but apart form that its all local riders cutting trails through the woods.

No facilities at all with just a small amount of roadside parking.

Not worth a specific journey but certainly worth a few hours if you find yourself in the area.

There is little elevation change and with the compact nature of the woods its almost impossible to get lost.

The lads at Goldtech have a night ride every week through the woods and they are the best place to start for route info if you don't fancy just exploring on your own.

 

http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/visit.asp

 

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4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.0  (1)
Trail Variety 
 
5.0  (1)
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5.0  (1)
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3.5  (1)
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(Updated: June 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
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5.0
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3.5
I enjoy riding here, it easy to get to, easy to park and is different every time.

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Good Points
Brilliant variety of trails, natural singletrack, dug in trails and gravel pathways. Pretty easy to navigate. decent parking. This place has loads of potential just needs cleaning up a bit. Great place to go to just get out for a bit but you could easily spend a day there. You need to go and explore this place a few times to pick out a route that suits you. There are short loops (one of my favorites is less than a mile) and there are long trails. Plenty of space to stop for a drink and food if youve packed it.
Bad Points
Trails are a bit rough and need some attention and there isnt any facilities (if that bothers you). There are no clearly marked trails even though they arent hard to find. Th area is an active tree felling area, some trails have been over ruled by the foresty commision.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Hanchurch 2015 Trails
Will be spending lots of time clearing paths and hopefully getting some sort of mapping done to be put on here. Lets give us local riders a great place to mountain bike! Please put any known maps up and clear paths where possible to get Hanchurch Woods back for 2015

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Good Points
Has got great potential to have some quality trails. Have cleared the Harley Thorn low tree seg today(STRAVA)1/4/15. Some fast dug in downhills, jumps and xc trails.
Bad Points
Loads of clearing needed
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Yes
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