Blacka Moor – Mountainbiken rund um die Outdoor City Sheffield
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
The Outdoor City Sheffield planned a mountain bike ride.
July 18, 2019
On the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, just a few miles outside Sheffield, you'll find numerous trails through Blacka Moor. They are a popular biking destination for the Sheffield locals, who like to do their night riding here - even in winter. So, if it does not work during the day: light on and off!One can say (almost) without exaggeration that there are thousands of cool trails in this area that traverse the Blacka Moors, Totley Moors and Houndkirk Moors. Some of them are great for bicycling in both directions, while others are classic "one-way trails" - like our favorite Blacka Plantation descent.To keep you from getting confused, this tour combines the trails of the area into a true "best of", a true classic in the Peak District. You start at the Norfolk Arms hotel parking lot, from where you will be able to get straight to the trail paradise of Lady Canning's Plantation. From here, a wide but surprisingly interesting trail leads right through the middle of Houndkirk Moor - breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley and the Kinder Plateau.A short stretch of road, followed by a bridle path, serves as a transfer to Totley Moor, where a beautiful, hidden single trail winds around Wimble Holme Hill. If the weather is very humid, you better stay on the road (A625) until you cross the A6187 and take the bridleway that starts here - it is a bit less swampy.A short climb brings you back to the road and a little later to a highlight of this tour: the descent on a riding path through the Blacka Moor and the "Devil's Elbow" Trail. Over tight serpentines, bumpy rock passage, slippery roots and a few tight bends leads you down this great descent on the shorts Lane - a big grin included.Another climb - first on asphalt, later on gravel - and you come to the start of the last departure of this tour. The Lady Canning's Blue Steel Trail was recently completed and with its sleek curves, waves and jumps makes for a fantastic finale of this tour!Tip: The Norfolk Arms is not only a good starting point for this tour. There is a large parking lot here and you can stop off after the tour and strengthen yourself. Of course there are also rooms, so you could set up your Sheffield Basecamp directly here.