Re trace the road you came on for about 100 metres and take a left turn onto a road just wide enough for a small car. Follow this for ¼ mile until you come to a small group of houses. Follow the lane around the back of these and onto the bridleway on your right, signed Black Combe, follow the route to the top!!!
The first section particularly is a bit of a steep slog, fitter riders may find it climbable, we found many of the sections simply too steep to ride, thus the first hour felt more like a walk out with your bike rather than a bike route. This is more than compensated for by the superb views that evolve after every 100ft of climbing.
From the trig point and the descent route head N. E. or if you’re stood in front of the trig point facing it, turn hard left, do be careful here as the track is a little unclear, you should be riding parallel with the sea and swinging slowly left, If you can’t see the sea then you’ve been unlucky with the weather.
Follow the excellent grassy track for 1 mile then pick up a rough access track. Follow this track till you reach the road, turning left here for 1.5 miles and left again back to Whicham.
make time to drive down to the quiet pebbled beach at Silecroft and dip your tired feet in the sea. bike riding on the beach optional and very difficult!
Black Combe mapped by GPS - view this and many other routes in high quality video!!
download our routes for google earth here
added by: mark - Sun Jul 27