The Monsters of the North. This route was taken from one of our races in 2011 and gives a good idea of what you will find up North in the plantations of Ballaugh and Tholt-e-will, both of which are on the sides of steep valleys. The start of this route goes up every bodies favourite hill on the end to end opening out to great views over the tops and across to Snaefell.
It then dives into Tholty with its miles and miles of singletrack before riding back over the ridge for a quick sample of Ballaugh (some time home of the downhill boys) before returning back to the start. The approach is simple enough but the plantations, especially Tholty, offers some great technical sections.
As this route was lifted from an actual race route there are many more trails to find in both plantations with lots of height gain and loss!