Lake District

  • Ambleside MTB Route

    Ambleside MTB Route is a GPS track that is 18.5 miles long. It starts from LA22 9AZ in the Lake District
  • Ambleside, Lake District MTB Route

    Ambleside, Lake District MTB Route is 14.6 miles long. It starts in Ambleside, LA22 9.
  • Garburn Pass, Lake District MTB Route

    Garburn Pass, Lake District MTB Route is a 15 mile route. Known as one of the easier Lakes rides it is still tough and rocky with tough climbs and descents. 

  • Grizedale - Parkamoor

    Grizedale - Parkamoor mountain bike route is in the South Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. The MTB route is 17.1 miles of great rocky riding starting from the Grizedale Vistors Centre. It begins on the man made mountain bike trails of The North Face Trail, before heading along the fells above Coniston Water for the fantastic Parkamoor descent into High Nibthwaite. Although this descent is the highlight the ones that follow don't disappoint and there's a real rock fest to finish.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Grizedale - Parkamoor

  • Helvellyn - Sticks Pass, Lakes

    Helvellyn - Sticks Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District is draged Hard/ Difficult and is 11.6 miles long. It starts from Glenridding (from the junction on the main road at the bridge over the river, by the corner shop). It climbs to the summit of Helvellyn via Glenridding Common before finishing with a descent of Sticks Pass. It’s a fantastic ‘proper’ mountain bike ride with lots of very technical descending, which is ample compensation for the sections of hike-a-biking.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Helvellyn - Sticks Pass.


     

  • Helvellyn and Sticks Pass in the Lake District

    Helvellyn and Sticks Pass in the Lake District is a circular route. It is 12.5 miles long. It starts in Patterdale, CA11 0PZ

  • High Street to Hell

    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 Southern Lake District

    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

  • Nan Bield Pass MTB Route

    Nan Bield Pass MTB Route in the Lake District is infamous. It revolves around reaching the Nan Bield Pass then doing the Kentmere Common descent down to Stile End. It's full of rocky sections, fast singletrack, chutes and ruts. It is 10 miles long.
  • Nan Bield Pass, Lake District GPS MTB Route

    Nan Bield Pass, Lake District from Staveley has technical rocky descents, tough, hike a bike

  • Parkamoor - Claife Heights Southern Lake District

    Parkamoor - Claife Heights mountain bike route is in the Southern Lake District in North West England. It is graded as technically moderately and is 23.5 miles long. It  starts from Hawkshead in the southern Lake District. It begins by following The North Face Trail before leaving Grizedale Forest for lots of natural rocky riding, which includes the Parkamoor descent and Claife Heights.


    It begins from the car park in Hawkshead (GR353981)


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Parkamoor - Claife Heights

  • Skiddaw Circuit and Summit, Northern Lake District

    Skiddaw Circuit and Summit mountain bike route is in the Northern Lake District in North West England. It is graded as technically hard / difficult and is  22 miles  long with just over 4400ft of climbing.  It starts from Keswick and circles Skiddaw using the Skiddaw House trail, before a steep ascent of the mountain.  With a fantastic descent from Skiddaw House to Keswick it's worth doing even if you don't make the summit.


    It begins from the car park behind the bike shop (GR267236) 


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Skiddaw Circuit and Summit

  • Staveley and the Garburn Pass Eastern Lake District

    Staveley and the Garburn Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District in North West England. It is graded as technically hard/ difficult and is 19.3 miles long. It is a great ride for those who like technical Lake District riding. It climbs the Garburn Pass from the Troutbeck side, which is mainly rideable but with a few difficult sections that only the best will clean. Descending the Garburn Pass into Kentmere is for those who like steep, loose, boulder strewn, technical descents. Although the Garburn Pass is the first and best descent the rest will not disappoint with a good mixture of pick your way down boulders and fast blasts.


    It begins from the car park behind Wheelbase cycles in Staveley(GR471983)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Staveley and the Garburn Pass



  • Staveley and the Nan Bield Pass Eastern Lake District

    Staveley and the Nan Bield Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District in North West England. It is graded as technically difficult / hard and is 21.5 miles long. The section from Kentmere to Haweswater and back includes a lot of technical riding on loose boulders and bedrock. There are a couple of very steep climbs and the one from Haweswater to the top of the Nan Bield Pass involves a difficult hike-a-bike. If that is your kind of thing then carry on. It begins from the car park behind Wheelbase cycles in Staveley (GR471983).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Staveley and the Nan Bield Pass

  • Stavely Three Passes Eastern Lake District

    Staveley - Three Passes mountain bike route can be found in the Eastern Lake District in North West England. It is graded as technically hard / difficult and is 25 miles long. It is a beast of a Lake District ride starting in Staveley. It crosses three classic passes, which results in lots of technical, rocky riding. The climbs are big and brutal with lots of hike-a-biking but this pays back with seemingly endless technical descending. If you like big, hard rides this has got to be on your 'to do' list.


    Begin from the Mill Yard car park in Staveley (GR471983)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Staveley - Three Passes.

  • The Garburn Pass

    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

  • Ullswater Eastern Lake District

    Ullswater mountain bike route in the Eastern Lake District is graded technically moderate and is 9 miles long.  It is a  fun mountain bike route starting at Patterdale YHA. It circles Birk, Sleet and Place Fells along the edge of Ullswater and back through Boredale. The trail by Ullswater undulates along the side of the lake with quite a few technical sections and a little bit of carrying in places. There is one significant climb out of Boredale but even this is rideable until the last short section and the carry to the top.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here:: Ullswater

  • Ullswater loop, Lake District

    This Ullswater GPS loop in the lake districts starts in Patterdale. The route is short but highly technical route taking in the Ullswater singletrack and Boredale Hause. More info on the region http://www.ibikeride.com/england/2392-ullswater-mountain-biking-in-the-lake-district

  • Walna Scar Southern Lake District

    Walna Scar mountain bike route is in the Southern Lake District. It is graded as technically difficult and is 22.3 miles long. It starts from the village of Torver, just south of Coniston in the Lake District. The ride gets harder as it progresses with the fun singletrack across Torver Low Common leading on to higher and higher fells and bigger and bigger rocks. This concludes with the final challenge of Walna Scar. Walna Scar is a beast of a climb but the descent on the other side is more than worth it. Big rocks and lots of fun!


    The route starts from the small car park at the chapel in Torver (GR285943).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Walna Scar

  • Warnscale Pass Lake District MTB Route

    Warnscale Pass Lake District MTB Route is known for the tough descents. It starts in Seathwaite, Keswick, CA12 5. It is 8 miles long.