Wharncliffe Woods is a steep and rocky wood with many hidden quarries and lots of streams just north of Grenoside, near Sheffield. It is famous as the training ground of Steve Peat. In recent years to complement the steep gnarly tech downhill runs a more flowing area full of berms and jumps known as Mini Whistler or Wharncouver has sprung up. There is also a red XC.
Wharncliffe XC Trails
- The 16km trail is in poor conditions but on a dry day, you can put most bits of it together to have a really decent run. The track is technical and a lot of fun. To get to it you come right out of the back of the car park and the trail starts on your right.
Wharncliffe Downhill Tracks
- The Downhill are is steep, rocky and technical. Some of the famous runs are Fast Track, Nemba, Dogs and Thousand Deaths.
- Mini Whistler also known as Wharncouver is a section full of berms and jumps and is known to have more flow than its counterparts above.
- There is a fully surfaced and signposted loop consisting of three professionally constructed downhill trails that are connected by Bridleway (fireroad) climbs. The loops signposting starts across the road from the Forestry Commission car park on Woodhead Road.
- The loop consists of 2 red grade descents, Pub Run and Steel City (which has a Black opt in) and one black grade descent DH3 (this has several large but rollable jumps and a steep section towards the end). The whole loop is connected by red grade bridleway
Groups and Clubs
- SingletrAction trail building group
- Ride Sheffield trail advocacy group
- If you have ridden the trails at Wharncliffe Woods or Grenoside please share your experiences and post your reviews, pictures, photos and GPS tracks to the listing.