First time riding in the peaks the other week. (Since moving to Manchester nearly 3 years ago)
The descent from the second picture was great, Looping back down the Longendale trail.
My mate who only recently got into riding kept trying to climb 17% hills in his big ring and had to get off a couple times.
Decent back into Manchester at sunset made for great views.
Admittedly most of the riding was getting too/from the peaks, but was nice either way.
If anyone has suggestions for road/light gravel routes this side of the peaks Im all ears!