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.

Seasons

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

Centres

Threlkeld, Pooley Bridge, Cleator Moor, Muncaster, Torver, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Elterwater, Kendal, Staveley, High Newton, Spark Bridge, Winster
Difficulty

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

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
ISBN
9781852846442
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Published
Published
15 Feb 2011
Reprinted
13 Apr 2017
Edition
First
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
230g
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Ian Boydon

Ian Boydon has mountain biked in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales for almost 20 years. A graduate of History and trained journalist, he can be found in the national parks most weekends, exploring his favourite trails and routes.

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