Track: Chapel Gate
Chapel Gate is a bridleway near Edale in the Peak District, UK. This page is intended to provide information for mountain biking on the track.
Rating: Technical / Speed / Fun: | |
Height Descent / Distance: 200m / 2.22km
Surface: Sandy dirt, small loose and embedded gritstone rocks.
Location: SK 105 837 - Monkeyspoon OS Tracks Map - Google Aerial Map
Starting at the west end of Rushup Edge, it heads north, before turning north east as it crosses the contours for about 1 kilometre, it then flattens out and weaves to join the road from Mam Tor to Edale.
This page was written after the Maintenance Work on Chapel Gate in 2011, for the old state of the track see: Track: Chapel Gate (Old).
After leaving the junction with the Lords Seat and Rushup Edge tracks the track crosses some flat boggy ground and then starts descending, with a few rocks on the first straight. The track is mostly straight and wide in a small gulley. A few gates split up the track and there are some large stone drainage gullies crossing the track. It’s easy to gain a lot of speed on the new surface, so watch out for the drainage gullies and other users.