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Mountain Bike in the Lake District with a Cicerone Guidebook

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Availability
Reprinted
Published
13 Apr 2017
ISBN
9781852846442
Edition
First
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
230g
Pages
192
1st Published
15 Feb 2011
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Mountain Biking in the Lake District

by Ian Boydon
Book published by Cicerone Press

A guidebook for 24 original and exciting graded mountain biking routes in the Lake District, offering some of the best MTB riding in the UK. Includes circular routes suitable for all abilities, from Kendal to Cleator Moor in the north-west and Keswick to Winster in the Lyth Valley, including a circumnavigation of Windermere.

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Description

The Lake District is widely considered to be the best destination for mountain biking in the UK and, with its plentiful and varied trails, it is easy to see why.

For mountain biking in Britain, there really is no better area. This guidebook gives great insight into the best trails on offer in the lakes, with routes that will offer surprises to both newcomers to the area and seasoned visitors alike.

  • 24 routes divided into short, medium, long and full-day loops
  • graded rides to suit all levels of experience, from beginners through to experts
  • route information on distance, difficulty grade, ascent, time and how much of the route goes off road
  • Seasons
    Although it is recommended that a few of the routes should only be done during periods of good weather, most can be ridden all year round.
  • Centres
    Threlkeld, Pooley Bridge, Cleator Moor, Muncaster, Torver, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Elterwater, Kendal, Staveley, High Newton, Spark Bridge, Winster
  • Difficulty
    Routes are graded blue (medium), red (hard) and black (very hard). Novice MTBers with reasonable bike-handling skills should be able to complete the blue routes, while experts should be challenged by the red and, more so, the black routes.
  • Must See
    The dramatic Garburn and Gatesgarth passes; views of Coniston Water, Esthwaite Water, Grasmere, Rydal Water, Elterwater, Ulswater, Derwent Water and Haweswater; circuit of Windermere
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Contents

Contents
Introduction
Getting to the Lake District
Accommodation
Equipment
Food
Bike checks
When to ride
Rest and recovery
Routes
Maps
Timings
Rights of way
Trail centres
The dirty dozen
Pre-ride checklist
Short Loops
Route 1 Tour of Loughrigg Fell
Route 2 Spark Bridge
Route 3 Borrowdale and Whinfell
Route 4 Kendal and Brigsteer
Route 5 Hawkshead and Hodge Close
Route 6 Howtown and Askham
Route 7 Elterwater and the Langdales
Medium Loops
Route 8 Muncaster
Route 9 Winster
Route 10 High Newton and Cartmel
Route 11 Tour of Claife Heights and High Wray
Route 12 Kentmere Special
Route 13 Cleator Moor
Long Loops
Route 14 Torver and Kirkby Moor
Route 15 Grizedale Grunt
Route 16 Loadpot Hill
Route 17 Blencathra and the Old Coach Road
Route 18 Garburn and Longsleddale
Route 19 Haweswater and Gatesgarth
Route 20 Dunnerdale Enduro
Full Day Loops
Route 21 Parkamoor, Satterthwaite and Hawkshead Monster
Route 22 Tour de Windermere
Route 23 Mealbank, Borrowdale and the Breasthigh Road
Route 24 Longsleddale, Kentmere and Troutbeck
 
Appendix Bike shops in the region
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