I'm off up to the Lakes this weekend for some epic riding (lucky me!) Plan is to do Nan Bield on Saturday and then a long ride taking in all the best bits of Grizedale (i.e. NOT the North Face!) on Sunday.
I was thinking of starting Nan Bield from Troutbeck, heading over the Garburn Pass into Kentmere, then over into Longsdledale, then Gatesgarth, Haweswater, Nan Bield and back into Troutbeck via the Garburn Pass again.
This has the advantage of being able to do the Garburn Pass descents both ways.
Question is, at 30km and 1550m vertical, is it a bit much for a reasonably fit (but very capable) rider.
Obviously that's a difficult question to answer but what routes have you done over Nan Bield and how tough did you find them? I've done the route before but it was over nine years ago and started and finished in Kentmere.