Our Trials Venues (click here for practice venues)

 

As a club we are very fortunate to have access to many excellent venues, from the "single venue events" like the "Dead Easy" and "Club" trials to the road-based multi-sub trials including the famous Dave Rowland, Fisher and Northern Experts.

If you have some land, or know of any land, that could be used to hold a trials event, please contact the trials team using the link above.

Other than Hawks Nest, practising is strictly forbidden at any of the venues listed, many of which are/have areas of special scientific interest (rare/endangered flora/fauna etc).  These areas are frequently patrolled by Peak Park Rangers and illegal riding could jeopardise the future use of these venues.

No riders other than official entrants and club officials (wearing Marshall bibs) are to follow our road trials on the "off-road" sections. 

The main venues we use are:
(in approx order of location, North to South!)

Roman Lakes, Nr Marple

 

 

 

 Wheston House Tideswell Moor       Peak Forest, nr Buxton

 

Victory Quarry Dove Holes NDYMCC venue


Wrights Farm, Haslin, Buxton.


Booth Farm, Buxton 

The Tower
Hawks Nest, Buxton.

Heaton House Farm (just off map)

REMEMBER: the venues are available to the club by kind permission of the land owners, NO unauthorised riding is allowed on any of the venues except Hawks Nest.

Venue Name

Description of Venue

Maps / Pictures

The Tower

OS Map Grid Ref SJ 93389 67709

closest Post Code

SK11 0NJ

Lat 53.206405, Long -2.100431

No practice ever at any tome

Use:

The Tower Trial

Location:

Right alongside the huge BT Communications Tower on Croker Hill south of Macclesfield. Fantastic views and brilliant sections.

Description:

Huge venue of many private farms joined together for trials through the efforts of Toby (Captain Crash) & Ken Eyre and Dorian Goddard. Consisting of rock filled gullies of varying steepness and difficulty culminating in 'The Captains Crack'

 

Satellite View (via Google)


Haslin, (Wrights Farm), Buxton

 

GPS:

N 53 13.193

W 1 54.137

No practice ever at any tome


Use:
Used as both the starting location for the Dave Rowland and Bemrose Road Trials*, and a venue for our Dead Easy & Club Trials.

Location:
This large venue sits high in the hills above Buxton, several miles off the A53 Buxton to Leek Road.

Description:
Predominately used as a sheep farm, the land is typical of the limestone land to the east side of Buxton (Buxton is split almost in two, the east side being limestone, the west side sand/gritstone with venues such as Hawks Nest, see below).

Grassy bankings, limestone rock outcrops and (sometimes) deep "bomb holes" are the order of the day, with the added bonus of a BIG lap!

A particular favourite for our "Dead Easy" trials as there is plenty of scope for sensible sections, but we also use it for the odd club trial where the bigger rocky outcrops can be used for the harder routes.

As mentioned we also use it as the "parc ferme" for a couple of our road trials, quite often having a "Butty Wagon" on hand to keep the riders and, more importantly, the observers fed and watered!

The venue is available to use only by the club by kind permission of Will & Mandy Wright.


Satellite View (via Google)



Click map for Larger view Map

A few typical sections/views from the venue:

 

    

Hawks Nest, Buxton

SK17 0TH

OS map ref

SK 013 671

Practice allowed

Accommodation available

more

Use:
Mainly used as part of some of the road trials (see below) and for the odd club trial. 

Rocks rocks and a few more rocks. Suitable for everyone from beginners to world champions. Of course beginners need to use the less challenging areas - there are some flattish areas.

Location:
Off the A53 Buxton to Leek road.

Description:
A classic venue, almost good enough to hold a World Round (if parking was better!)

Set on the side of a valley split by the access road, the top part (the true Hawks Nest" part) is a rock-strewn grassy banking with gritstone outcrops. 

The lower part of the venue (we call Robinsons Rocks), below the access road levels out (slightly!) before dropping down into the river (which can range from a babbling brook, to a ranging torrent, depending upon the time of year and the weather).  Still plenty of rocks, but with the addition of some muddy banks, trees and gullies.
 


Satellite View (via Google)

 




Roman Lakes Leisure Park, nr Marple

No practice ever at any tome

 


Use:
Not used now but formally used for our famous (infamous?) "Boxing Day Madness" Trial

Location:
On the outskirts of Marple, off the B6101 Strines Road

Description:

Set near the River Goyt, usually lots of mud; muddy bankings, muddy gullies, muddy trees!!

A great way to clear away the Christmas Day excesses!

 




     

  

Wheston House Farm, Tideswell Moor, Tideswel

No practice ever at any time

 

 

Use:
We usually run one or two "Dead Easy" trial a year here.

Location:     Off A623 Chapel-en-le-Frith to Chesterfield road approx. 1/2 mile south east of Peak Forest. Closest Post Code SK17 8JD

Description:
Another venue consisting of grassy bankings and limestone rock outcrops. If wet make sure you have a good tyre on.

 

 

Bodkins Bank Farm Congleton Road Mow Cop

No practice ever at any time

Use:
We usually run one trial a year here.

 

 

 

 Location:   ST7 3PP  OS map grid reference SJ865 582

Description:

Slippery grass,tree lined bankings a very small stream and some very gripped shale bankings with a few loose rocks tight parking on hardstanding


Peak Forest, Buxton (Harrat Grange Farm)

No practice ever at any time


Use:
We usually run one "Dead Easy" trial a year here, the day before the excellent "Hipwell" Road Trial.

Location:
On the outskirts of Peak Forest nr Buxton.  Just off the A623.

Description:

Mainly grassy bankings with a couple of rocky areas, good place to practise your throttle control when the grass gets damp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Booth Farm, Buxton

No practice ever at any tome

Use:
We usually run one "Club Trial" a year here..

Location:
High in the hills above Buxton, several miles off the A53 Buxton to Leek Road.

Description:
Another venue consisting of grassy bankings and limestone rock outcrops. 

Also used for the odd section for some of our road trials.

 

(Approx Location)

A few typical sections/views from the venue:


Heaton House Farm, Ruston Spencer

No practice ever at any tome

 

Use:
We usually run two "Dead Easy" trial a year here, August Bank Holiday Monday and in early February in deepest winter

Location:
Between Ruston Spencer and Meerbrook. Off the A523.

Description:

Mature trees, a few rocks, steep grassy bankings always very tight turns

 

A beautiful venue with brilliant views so much so its a very popular venue for weddings.

 

Obviously our road trials encompass many different venues/areas, example/typical route maps shown below:

Trial Name

(Usual) Month


Example Route Maps (routes change each year)
 


Fisher

No practice ever at any tome


January


Bemrose

No practice ever at any tome


March

(* whilst NOT actually a Manchester 17 event, the club does assist in the organisation of the trial)


Dave Rowland

No practice ever at any tome


July


"Hipwell"

No practice ever at any time


September
Northern Experts

No practice ever at any time

November
OTHER  VENUES   WHERE
Cheshire Centres own Trials Ground

Closest post code WA6 9HA

53.262411, -2.735442

Practice only by written consent from Centre

Alvanley Trials Ground

Commonside Alvanley near Helsby

 

 




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