Download the free GPX file from the TET website and get started with your mates on what could be the adventure of a lifetime. Pick your battles, summer is the easiest time to tackle those water crossings and muddy ruts will be dryer and easier.
Get some good tyres, TCK 80's and Anakee Wilds will do, but for the sloppy stuff you’ll thank me for choosing something a little more dirt focussed (I'm on Dunlop D952's). As the saying goes ‘light is right’ do your homework but give it a go - Don’t break the first rule; ‘Never trail ride alone’. Believe me, it’s easier to pick your bike up with a couple of mates and more fun, don’t be precious, after all it's just a bike!
Navigation is simple with a GPS enabled phone or a dedicated unit (like a Garmin, but they're pricy). Avoid so-called free Apps, many will be full of pop-up ads and require a subscription after 30 days to get the most detail and features. With View Ranger dead, we’re using OS Mapping App. Pay the annual fee and its excellent.
The route is challenging in terms of distance and sometimes terrain. It crosses remote backcountry areas and a degree of riding and mechanical competence is required. Tricky sections can be avoided by taking detours – that’s the adventure, it’s up to you!