Track: Pin Dale
Pin Dale (aka Black Rabbit) is a BOAT near Hope, Castleton & Bradwell in the Peak District, UK. This page is intended to provide information for mountain biking on the track.
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Height Descent / Distance: 100m / 0.8km
Surface: 2m wide track with dirt and lots of loose chunks of limestone with smaller bits mixed in.
Location: SK 158 823 - Monkeyspoon OS Tracks Map - OS Get-a-map - Google Aerial Map
Located on the back road between Castleton and Hope on the southern side of the Hope Valley, with Dirtlow Rake leading into the top of it.
The track runs through an old quarry, this makes it popular with our motorised friends.
The top sections turns in off a flat track onto a sloped section with dirt at the side and many assorted loose rocks mainly down the middle. This continues for 200m before a left bend, later followed by a right, this section has the largest rocks. The track then opens out with the main quarry on the right. Be aware there is a large drop into the quarry a few metres off the side of the track at the top of the open section. There are a few line options in the middle section with main line exiting to the right of small hump at the end of the open section. The track finishes going past a house then joining onto the back road from Castleton to Hope.
Feel free to put any questions, your experiences of the track, or just anything that's relevant as a comment down the bottom.