Wakerley Woods Mountain Biking

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Good fun and all weather!
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
I used to ride the red route here when it was first built and it was great, (but a bit short) but no maintenance and poor weather killed it. So now there's the armoured blue route.
Great all-weather route and fun, and good for beginners. Bit short, of course.
Add in alap around FIneshade and it's a fun ride, especially in the winter.
Off-piste stuff gets muddy.

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Good Points
All weather, proper car park, good fun.
Bad Points
Too short!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Wakerley and Fineshade
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
good for a bit of fun all year round.

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Good Points
Wakerley scar tree trail is a great little trail to get your legs going with some tight and twisty berms and a few fast sections. Plenty of stuff to explore off the laid trail. Fineshade is great for adding a few miles to your ride and the short skill sections are a bit of fun. Look for the gaps in the trees near the old railway banking for unofficial trails.
The bike shop is open at weekends and I've found them helpful on a couple of occasions and the cafe is good for hot drinks and light snacks.
If you have a caravan there is a site next to the top lodge cafe and car park.
Bad Points
the trails have a little too much lime stone which takes away some of the natural rooted terrain challenge and is a bit short(though there are plenty of unofficial trails to explore).
A few more signs near the openings of the sections warning walkers of the mtb trail might discourage walkers and their dogs being a danger to riders and themselves.
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Yes
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Good for young learners
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
2.0
Great place to take you small kids as an exciting intro to MTB, they should be addicted by the time they leave.

Over the road at Fineshade the family trail is ok but the last section is an uphill crawl that 20" wheels will not appreciate unless you stop halfway at the playground to distract them

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Good Points
Easy access and well built for winter training use. Caravan park in Fineshade if you want to stay over and bike shop there too.
Bad Points
Too short with such a big wood at your finger tips. Off piste needs a bit of signing maybe.
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Yes
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fun little blue route
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
2.5
the scartree trail is about 3 miles long, so you can do a few laps round here pretty quickly, great to work on your fitness. 1 short climb a couple of short descents, lots of berms, a couple of rocks. some off piste bits, and a couple of opportunities to get some speed up. worth checking out if you are local or driving nearby. there is a cafe at the nearby fineshade woods on the opposite side if the a43 which is a 5 minute ride from the wakerley car park. theres a small green route and some more off piste stuff at fineshade as well.

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Good Points
all weather trail
pretty fun
berms
Bad Points
red route has been scrapped
short
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Yes
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(Updated: November 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5

User Review

Good Points
The official trail (Scartree) is short, but well armoured for all weathers and has some decent bermed sections to blast through - it's good for beginners and more experienced riders will still get grins out of it if they hammer round. The rest of Wakerley Great Wood has a fair amount of off-piste trails too if you keep your eyes open for them - if you like tight, twisty, wooded singletrack then there's a fair chance you'll enjoy a ride here.
Bad Points
Not much gradient to work with - speed has to come from your legs rather than gravity, and the off-piste trails can be a bit of a lottery in wet weather (the ground is mostly clay-based and turns to slop or thick sticky mud pretty quickly). No real facilities other than a car park (although Fineshades Wood is a 5 minute ride away with a bike shop and cafe).
Would you recommend?
Yes
Wakerley Great Wood / 16-10-2013 / The Wakerley Witch Project
Scartree Trail / 15-04-2014 / Section 2
Scartree Trail / 15-04-2014 / Section 1
Scartree Trail / 15-04-2014 / Airfield off-piste
Wakerley Great Wood / 06-03-2014 / Night berms
Wakerley Great Wood / 16-04-2014 / Badger Drop mk3
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Good little loop
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
2.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.5
It is what you make it!

User Review

Good Points
It is what you make it... for us locals it's a great area to keep up the fitness etc and can be fun if you push it down the berm sections. Good for beginners too.
Bad Points
Not much variety or technical trails/features.
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Yes
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