Warren Boulder Trail has a reputation. It is a reputation forged in blood, bruises and brown trousers. It is a reputation for Rocks. But sitting as it does in the thick Stainburn Forest this 2004 trail has been slowly but surely reclaimed by nature. The lines have slowly changed and migrated, the aggregate surface lost under years of pine needles.
Today’s dig saw us heading back up to Les’1 to try and make a little more progress. With a small team of 4 we decided to work from the bottom up, since pushing the wheelbarrow up the muddy bank is challenging at the best of times. The surface was rather slippy today, after a few …View full post
Last month we began work on finishing the bottom section of Les’1 which unfortunately Clixby’s ran out time to complete. The existing line was straight and very slippery with mud. We added an extra corner with the intention of adding more as we worked our way down the trail. Unfortunately some small-minded individuals decided they …View full post
Carrying on from our evening session a couple of weeks ago, we cracked on with adding some curves to the ‘Black Track’ today. We had a few returning members join us today too which was great to see. Bill, Matt, Lindsey and Gary all coming along to get involved once more. The felling is still …View full post
We held our 1st evening trailbuilding session in a long time last night. The hope was to get some new faces along as lots of people claim not to be able to make a weekend dig due to family, work, etc. There were no new faces. So a crew of usual suspects cracked on with …View full post
Its August but that’s not scaring the rain away. With possible storms due for this months dig day a few people were put off coming along. In the end it was just myself and Sean, but as always I was suprised at just how much we got done. Due to the lack of volunteers we …View full post
Do you and your loved one (your missus, not your bike!) wanna see Strength in Numbers for free?
Thanks to David Gould, if you are a fully paid up member of SingletrAction, you have a chance to win 2 ticket’s to see the film premiere of Strength in Numbers & the Dudes of Hazzard at a choice of two cinemas.
Last night as I flicked through a magazine something grabbed my attention…. No it wasn’t one of THOSE magazines, but the latest copy of MBUK.
With the magazine this month there’s a guide to Britain’s 50 best trail centres, so I thought I’d have a look at what’s on offer. As expected there are pages for the big guns that draw in the crowds like Dalby and Llandegla, but what is really good to see is there’s also other pages for smaller trails like our very own Stainburn.
We must be doing something right to have two SingletrAction sites in the guide. Have a read and see what you think Here.
Two years ago, give or take, I first rolled up at Stainburn with a spade, some gloves, lunch and a thermos full of coffee.
A bright early spring day with frost on the the ground. Standing on the ridge looking down at the hillside I wondered if I might be early. I appeared to be alone.
We’ve just heard some great news from Forestry Commission via our friends at Pace. There’s to be a new section of trail built at Dalby. Hurrah!
So the route has been finalised, the funding is just about in place and it’s even got a name. With kids and families in mind It’s been designed to be a multi-user trail replacing the existing green that currently has to use the forest drive as you come into Dalby.
It’s with great sadness but due to issues with red tape and insurance we will not be able to run this event as planned on Sunday the 15th April.
For everyone’s benefit we wanted to ensure the event was properly organised with appropriate permissions and provisions and it doesn’t look like we will be able to make that happen in with the timescales we have available and I didn’t want to cancel at the last minute.