After hearing from Ed Oxley that Cragg Quarry was now open for business, I decided to have a poke around. Solo mission as the other bummers could only fit a quick ride in so they went local.
The morning started promising, bit of overnight rain would probably firm things up a little, so when I parked up at Futures I was expecting a fast ride. Followed the back paths over to Greens and the Rake head for the long climb up Rooley Moor Road and into Cragg. Met Graham at the start of the trails as he was pretending to be working as a ranger. He pointed me in the right direction as the trails were not marked, but it was pretty straight forward to follow really. The rain then started to close in about this time and just got heavier as the afternoon went on.
The guys have done a pretty good job with the trail, its about 4.5k and flows really well. Its more pedally than Lee but makes real good use of the terrain. Some good berms in there to rail round.
It will be great when they finally put the link in between Lee and Cragg.