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Cragg Quarry Mountain Biking

Type:Cycle Route

Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB

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Cragg Quarry Mountain Biking
Lee Quarry is the first of Rossendale’s purpose built mountain bike venues. It can be ridden on its own or if you have the legs for it combined with a trip up to Cragg Quarry (see the other side of this leaflet). Lee Quarry has around 10km of red and black graded mountain bike trails, two pump tracks and numerous cycle trials sections.
One of the key features of Lee Quarry is it’s short repeatable loops the idea of these is that you can session these sections and build your skills. Whether you want to practice your climbs, riding rock gardens, drop off’s, jumps or the huge berms there is always room for improvement and Lee Quarry is the perfect place to practice. But be aware the rocks are unforgiving and the site is exposed so make sure you are dressed appropriately and take in to account what the weather is doing. In particular do not attempt to use the jumps in strong winds.

Cragg Quarry is the jewel in the crown of the local trails it feels more like a secret riding spot you have discovered than a purpose built trail. From Lee Quarry head south following the newly constructed route across Brandwood Lower End Moor until you reach Rooley Moor Road (which is part of the Mary Towneley Loop) turn right (west) and follow the Mary Towneley Loop for just over 1km and you will find yourself in Cragg Quarry. Here you will find about 6.5km of swooping flowing singletrack which makes good use of the spoil heaps left up there by Rossendale’s Quarrying heritage. From Cragg you can either carry on and make use of the local bridleway network or return back down across Brandwood Lower End Moor to Lee Quarry. Total distance from Lee across the moors one loop of Cragg and back down is about 13km. Be aware though there is a reason these moors are home to one of the UK’s biggest wind farms!

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Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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