Very cold but clear day saw myself and Dean drive up to Whinlatter Forest Park to ride the Altura Trail. Fresh snow, but reasonable grip. Excellent trail, very narrow in places with a long drop on the right hand side made it interesting. At 600 metres was bitingly cold in the forest, we had to stop for about 20 minutes for a mechanical. Got back to the Visitor Centre, was only 2.30 but looked like going dark, had a quick look at the South Loop, but decided the café was the best option.
Long way to drive for such a short ride but well worth it. The weather and scenery superb, we will be back there soon.