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Tankersley Wood

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Tankersley Woods has a rich industrial heritage and once contained factories and railways during the war when it was heavily bombed. It now contains a wealth of detail with many bell pits, bomb craters and myriad of paths created by local people spread across mixed vegetation comprising natural oak woodland with bluebells through reclaimed spoil heaps with maturing shrubs and young trees.

The area has been worked for coal and iron, which has left complex slopes covered by the scars of hand-hewn "bell-pits" and other earth-works from the 19th century and before. These days the area is used by dog-walkers, cyclists and trail-bikers, leaving a large number of paths. In the most active biking areas the path network is very complex. The mapping of these paths is good, but small new paths can be created quickly.

There are brambles in parts of the area, but most are at ankle-length, are pretty runnable and have no bramble screen. There are some areas of thicker brambles in the far south of the map.

Date Event Category
Sun 27th Jan 2008 Past Events
Wed 16th Apr 2008 Local
Sat 10th Jan 2009 Past Events
Sun 11th Jan 2009 Past Events
Sun 15th May 2011 Major
Sat 9th Feb 2013 Major
Sun 10th Feb 2013 National
Thu 8th May 2014, 18:00 - 19:00 Local
Wed 18th Jan 2017, 18:30 Club Training
Sun 18th Feb 2018 National
Sat 17th Mar 2018, 13:00 Club Training
Sun 9th Sep 2018 National
Sun 29th Sep 2019 National
Sun 29th Sep 2019, 13:00 Local
Sun 11th Apr 2021 Local
Sun 17th Oct 2021 National

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