Lee Quarry and Cragg Quarry Mountain Biking

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Skills Development
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Great place
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Great place and fantastic views ones up there!

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Good Points
Cragg is great.its nice and fast.lee is more technical and rocky with lots of bits to improve your skills.
Bad Points
Some time you get motorbike up there going the wrong way on the trail but only every now and then.
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Not your usual Trail centre
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Excellent place to ride,plenty to challenge you whatever you skill level.I have been riding there for about ten years and it never gets boring.The main black is a proper Technical challenge and the reds are fast and flowing. There are lots of features to test you including two pump tracks Trials features steep chutes and nicely built tabletop jumps.You can easily spend a day there sessioning the trails or make a big loop out of it by taking the path up to Cragg Quarry and back (about 20k.)
The final desent is great fun taking you back down to the carpark on tight rocky singletrack then nearer the bottom over a few tabletops and a small double if you hit it fast enough,everything is rollable though.
Lee Quarry isnt your usual trail centre but it is a great place to ride and the views are awesome !

User Review

Good Points
Excellent place to Improve your Skills
Good technical Challenges
Great All weather Trail surface
Well built Lines that don't erode or change much
Plenty of free parking
Bad Points
Exposed in parts and can be Windy so caution required on the Jumps
Rocky surface that can be painful when you crash so pad up
Would you recommend?
Yes
JB
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#northerngrip
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Great all round trail selection. Something for everyone. Can easily be done as part of a bigger ride. Sweet flowing trail linking the quarries. No paying for parking. Excellent sandwitch shop for fuelling. Home to a great festival #northerngrip and stages on the PMBA hope enduro series!!

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Good Points
Great all round trail selection. Something for everyone. Can easily be done as part of a bigger ride. Sweet flowing trail linking the quarries. No paying for parking. Excellent sandwitch shop for fuelling. Home to a great festival #northerngrip and stages on the PMBA hope enduro series!!
Bad Points
Limited facilities when no events are on if I'm being picky
Would you recommend?
Yes
DB
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Rocky and Fun
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Lee Quarry is a rocky place, so no matter the time of year it's always a good place to ride. It's an excellent place to develop skills. Various pump tracks, skills areas, berms and jumps that can be easily repeated. Your ride can be easily be extended by riding over to Cragg Quarry, or try the Rolling Boars XC routes to add extra miles, which all start from the quarry.

A lot of people describe Lee Quarry as a massive playground, this is true, spend a day, ride the red route and explore the quarry.

Mainly a red route with some black features. If you have the time to explore the quarry you will find plenty of drops and little DH type runs dotted all over.

The ride back from Cragg is fast and long.

There's a cafe on the main road opposite the parking area, open 7 days a week and has a toilet. They serve good quality food.
Excellent and well stocked bike shop 7 min drive away - Ride On, Rawtenstall
Plenty of parking, currently free.

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Good Points
Various pump tracks.
Skills area.
Great for a short blast.
Longer rides, add Cragg Quarry or the Rolling Boars XC Loops.
Cafe Opposite.
Bike Shop nearby.
New pump track at Stubbylee Park, next to parking area.
Free parking.
Bad Points
Quite open so can get windy.
Wear helmet, knee, elbow pads. Ground is hard and rocky so can hurt if you fall.
Phone signal isn't great.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Lee quarry
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Highly recommended.

User Review

Good Points
Having had a 20 yr break from xc i was thrown into lee quarry after buying a new bike to get fit, the climb in was brutal and mistakes quickly punished but for fitness and re acquiring old skills the place has been awesome, i was scrared of the place the first few times but now find myself doubling back to the bigger features.
Bad Points
No soft landings. Very weather dependant.
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Yes
N
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A different kind of trail centre.
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Best place in the north west for a quick fun ride but you can also spend a day here. Berms are some of the biggest I've ever encountered. You'll harder ever be alone in the quarry yet it will never be too busy to have a good ride.

User Review

Good Points
Always seems to be quiet.
Can spend a day here or just an hour or so due to the ability to ride just little bits.
Great areas for skills development.
Bad Points
No soft landings.
Would you recommend?
Yes
PT
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Amazing
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Fantastic, my sons love and enjoy spending the day on Lee quarry in Rossendale. We're so lucky as its on our door step, what a fantastic place this is, if you've not been here then you need too!!!
P
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The trails are OPEN
(Updated: October 09, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
Lee / Cragg quarry mountain bike trails are OPENSome people think that the quarry is closed due to thestories going around regarding cuts and the boxing day landslide, but this isn’ttrue the trails are OPEN with a volunteer group to maintain the trails beingput together and the area affected by the landslide being repaired.  New Lee quarry way markers have been put up in the lastcouple of months, that guide you around the red trail and also the blacktrails.New red way markers will be going up soon at Cragg quarryand the link road from Lee quarry which will result in over 20k of way markedtrails around the quarries.Also check out the maintenance page on Facebookto check out the work that is happening on the area affected by the landslide and other things happening at the quarry.https://www.facebook.com/groups/932400856813824/Also to see how the trails are running follow the Lee / cragg instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/lee_cragg_quarry_mtb_trails/The Sand Witch café is open at the entrance to the quarrycar park, with bike locking & toilet facilities.Cafe opening timesMon-Sat:     7:00 am - 5:00 pmSun:    8:00 am - 3:00 pmTrails open 24hrs, 

User Review

Good Points
Lots of areas to have a play on to help develop your skills, plus follow the way markers to get a good 20k + ride.
Bad Points
Needs improved parking and toilet facilities.
Bike lock at entrance to the car park for the cafe.
the Sand witch cafe at the entrance to the car park.
New way markers
Black trail
New way marker on the black
Red way marker
Litter picking day
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Youth group mountain bike project
(Updated: October 09, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
A regular trail centre for me to practice in my own time. I'll be taking more groups up with work.Definitly worth visiting more than once to find all the trails.The group I led up there loved every minute...

User Review

Good Points
I work for the Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team and have ridden the quarry several times for my own pleasure. I decided to take take a group of young people with very little mountain biking experience up to the quarry to develop their skills and confidence - I have never heard the end of it!! They loved it and wanted to return the next day...
The quarry has sections that are ridable for everyone - from novices to pro's and everywhere in between. With so many features to play on the group was never still for long, short climbs are rewarded with fun and flowing trails that you want to ride again and again...
And the locals are friendly and willing to point you in the right direction..
Bad Points
It's a bit of a slog up to the quarry if your not good at climbing, and tricky if it's windy - but thats part of the charm.
Would you recommend?
Yes
GM
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Go and play
(Updated: October 09, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
Lee & Cragg quarry is a great place to visit. more like a mountain bike play ground but can be made into a good 20k route when all linked together. The descent from Cragg through Lee is worth the visit. Stunning place to ride on a summer evening ride.Can also do the rolling boar routes if you fancy exploring the local area that all start at Lee quarry. Check the P.M.B.A website for the routes.Limited facilities but there is a café across the road and usually a burger van on a weekend.

User Review

Good Points
Easy to find
Good place to explore
Can mix it up and create your own route
Tough but rewarding ride when all linked together
Good for building up Skills
Bad Points
Limited Facilities
Would you recommend?
Yes
P
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