So I'm up in the Lake District this week, near Windermere, anyone any recommendations besides Grizedale (already planning trip) to go riding?
Biking the Lakes
Grizedale is only really any good if you throw in some of the local stuff too. If you get a map of the area just mix in some of the bridleway loops (parkamoor down to satterthwaite is belting and there's fun to be had dropping down towards lake coniston too!)
A really good bet is to stop in at Wheel base in Staveley. Pick up some route guides from there but you can ride kentmere and garburn pass from there and finish off with a Windermere pale from the brewery too!
Good rides from Ambleside too. We have down one which takes in Loghrigg Terrace, ironkeld, langdales, elterwater and Rydal water before. Probably available in pull out form from Wheelbase for ease of navigation!
we use d to live on that ironkeld route. most guides i have seen send you north to south but my favourite way is south to north, from bowrick lodge up the tarn hows mountain road then iron keld down to th coniston road, hodge close is a good section.
mess around grizedale, then from hawkshead hill go find iron keld, north to hodge close, little langdales, then south to coniston and back into grizedale. nice ride out.
Walna scar is a good route from coniston but another thread is talking about that being overly mended. not been on it for a while so dont know.
wheelbase and/or bike treks will sort you out with maps and advice. wheelbase have free showers and bike wash and theres a brewery and caff in the yard too !
Just returned from Ambleside yesterday. Nice ride around from there to Wray Castle and across the ferry to Windermere.
Ambleside to Troutbeck was a nice route.
Can also recommend Whinlatter near Keswick and the Borrowdale Bash route.
If you are in to road biking, there is also some very nice road bikes in Wheelbase including an all Disc brake Colagno for 10k (one of only 5 in the UK apparently) and a red Colagno Master full build for 4k.
Push bikes in Ambleside also have a very nice Baum frame and fork for 4k ish - very tempted.
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