WMB 108 Dalby, Yorkshire_Intermediate (Red) Route
Start/Finish: Main car park,
Total distance: 37km (23.5 miles)
Total ascent: 741m (2431ft)
Time: 2-4 hours
Summary: A mixture of mostly
manmade trail and some short fi re road climb sections, the Red routes hold up well most of the year round, although you’ll be coated in white spray if it is wet.
There are no massive climbs or
descents but contouring trail keeps work and concentration rates high, and the optional black sections add spice.
Park at the first car park in Low
Dalby between the two buildings
of the visitor centre. Cross the Forest
Drive past the speed bumps after the
corner and up the zig-zags in the field.
Follow red markers north to the
zig-zagging across the dales
eventually ending up at the ‘skills’ area at Dixon’s Hollow. Feel free to dive off for a play here if you fancy, but don’t go too daft as the only way out for the wounded is by air ambulance...
Cross the Forest Drive and head
north past Worry Gill. Again
there’s lots of opportunity to spice things up with black and World
Cup course detours. Either way
you should end up at the bottom
of a climb at the east end of
Climb north away from the
fi re road then follow the
red/black signs on singletrack and
fi re road out to Crosscliffe
viewpoint. At this point, you can
take the North Shore ramp onto
the black route and rejoin the red
route later on. Otherwise
continue east along the fire road
until the red route turns back into
the forest on singletrack.
Most of the high skill stuff is
done by the time you cross
the Forest Drive. But if you’ve had
enough now is a good time to take
the tarmac shortcut back to the
visitor centre.by ocoutts