Track: Hurst Clough
Hurst Clough is a BOAT near Bamford 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: 70m / 0.75km
Surface: Dirt with tarmac sections and some gritstone bedrock down the bottom. Very muddy in winter.
Location: SK 218 830 - Monkeyspoon OS Tracks Map - Google Aerial Map
Starting from the 250m mark where it forks right off the tarmac lane that leads to a farm and heads SW before a 45° right turn. It gets steeper and rolls into the main section of the track with a few bends before finishing at the bridge over the stream which is covered with mud.
The track is more interesting winter than summer, it changes quite a lot with 4×4 going up it. The upper section is fast and quite straight, with generally three line options because of the wheel ruts. The main section has bermed corners letting you carry speed, the main straight near the bottom has a few tarmac drops before a two line bedrock or tarmac section, followed by a final tight off camber left hand corner. There is usually a large area of surface water and peaty mud before the road goes up the hill on the other side towards Bamford.
06'08'07 Bamford Cloughs - Main section in the second half.