High Street to Hell is mountain bike route in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded as technically Hard / Difficult and is split over two days as it is just over 43 miles long. It starts from Waterhead and the first day takes you from Ambleside YHA to Patterdale YHA via High Street and contains 25.3 miles of riding and 5136ft climbing. It is a big day in the mountains that ends with a technical trail along the edge of Ullswater.
Start by leaving the Ambleside YHA (GR377031) and turn left on the A591.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: High Street to Hell
Loughrigg Fell is a mountain bike route in the southern Lake District. It is graded technically moderate and is 19.3 miles starts from Waterhead, just south of Ambleside. It circles Loughrigg Fell and also takes in Black Fell and Little Langdale. The riding is rocky, so the route is pretty weather proof. The climbing is a lot less arduous than most of the Lake District routes as the height of the Fells in this area is not too great. That doesn't mean the descents aren't any good, there are some great ones.
Start from the Waterhead car park by the Regent Hotel (GR367033).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Loughrigg Fell
The Garburn Pass mountain bike route can be found in the East Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult and is 22 miles long. It kicks off in Waterhead (at the car park near the Regent Hotel on the edge of Windermere) just outside Ambleside, on the shore of lake Windermere. This mountain bike route heads east to Kentmere and back. It's not an easy ride with just over 4100ft of climbing in 22 miles. There are plenty of steep climbs, the biggest being the climb out of Kentmere to the top of the Garburn Pass. This is definitely a climbers route, but one with plenty of great descents.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Garburn Pass