Track: Gores DH
Gores is a bridleway near Derwent 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: 100m / 1.08km
Surface: Dirt, gritstone rocks, some angular rocks, both bedrock and lose rocks. Class size rocks on the lower sections. A number of stream crossings, so wet during the winter. Combination of some technical sections with other faster smoother sections. ~1.5m wide track.
Location: SK 166 904 - Monkeyspoon OS Tracks Map - OS Get-a-map - Google Aerial Map
The bridleway's descent starts a short distance after Aston Clough, at around 362m. The first half is fairly straight and gently sloping before it enters the woods and then curves round to the west and the trees open out a bit as it goes into a 2m wide gully with quite a few rocks.
The first section is quite flat with a slight slope but quickly the track drops away into the first rocky section, watch out for the angular bedrock. After a two small stream crossing the track turns between some old gateposts. Again, watch out for angular bedrock, this then flows into a straight very fast section. The track then turned left as you enter a dark section of forest; watch out for mud on the inside of this turn. There is a very short flat section before the track becomes increasing rock and you pass between another set of old gateposts. Where the track takes another slight left turn, best to stay on the smoother outside line around this turn. This then goes into a long straight rocky section, watch out for loose rocks after a another slight left turn you will need to slow down to make the final tight right hand turn before stopping for a gate and the road.
Feel free to put any questions, your experiences of the track, or just anything that's relevant as a comment down the bottom.