This is probably been asked a hundred times before but does anyone have any experience in building trails? Theres a fairly big forest area very near where I live and I'd love to make some decent routes to ride on it. The whole thing is on a pretty steep hill side so I could use it quite well.
First problem is I have to climb throught a hole in a fence on an old military bridge (leads up to some deserted ww2 AAA bunkers - long gone dont worry ) or climb over a fallen a tree which crosses a river - not going to happen with a bike. I should be asking more about bridge building...
Most of the ground is pretty grassy, rooty and wet so how can you make this into something rideable?
Does it need dug over or can I just cut my way through and trample the ground down a bit? I plan to be a subtle as I can, don't want to make a mess of the place. As far as I know no one ever really goes in the place and you can clamber throught it into a public park. So I don't think I'll get any hassle from angry farmers.
I'm proabably going to start it once the weather drys up at the begining of next year so a little project to look forward to. I don't really have to many questions at the mo just looking for anyones ideas who has experience in this.