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  • Junkyard
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    Skiddaw is awesome but the best descent is the cheeky Ullock pike – best ride in the lakes but be careful if windy and take some skills with you

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Anything else I should be doing?!

    watching the slippy slate

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Watching out for northerners? ๐Ÿ˜›

    GaVgAs
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    Helvelyn comes to mind.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’d say you need to have lunch at Chesters, followed by the purchase of an expensive slate ornament.

    And then tea at the Masons Arms

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    You could do sticks pass then ullswater singletrack.
    Grizedale forest has a lot of stuff
    Nan bield worth a look

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Elterwater has a wonderful way of being all weather and the rain changes nothing.

    will64
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    Enjoy the high quality fresh air.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    And not forgetting the pencil museum innKeswick of course!

    grum
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    BWs in Grizedale forest are bloody awesome – pretty much all of ’em. NFT to link them up.

    DrP
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    It’s actually the furthest North I’ve been in the UK!!!

    Rode Whinlatter and Lonscale Fell today, and planning the Borrowdale bash and Skiddaw loop tomorrow…
    Anything else I should be doing?!
    It’s fair to say,having travelled from the ‘lowest rainfall region in the UK’ to the highest, it’s not gone unnoticed!

    DrP

    DrP
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    Your water tastes…off…. ๐Ÿ˜•

    DrP

    grum
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    Yeah, it’s nothing like that lovely fresh, clean London water.

    DrP
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    Even London is north for me!

    DrP

    bapass1
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    Borrowdsle bash gets my vote – the descent after the first long road climb which drops back into borrowdale is a cracker. Start pedaling fast at the top and dont put your feet down anywhere for max enjoyment!

    Premier Icon ton
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    take liquid refreshment in the dog and gun.

    too much riding can spoil a trip away……..imho…. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Wilfs, Wheelbase & Garburn Pass – not necessarily in that order.

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    The first rule about Ullock Pike is we don’t talk about Ullock Pike……

    peterfile
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    The North Face Trail is incredible

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    2nd Helvellyn down dollywaggon only if your up for it, it’s very rewarding if you have the skills/commitment if not it’s probably a long walk.
    Not sure of the state of Garburn but there are good loops out of there
    Some of the stuff biketreks can point you at out of Ambleside is great
    Avoid the footpaths it’s just not sporting on weekends
    BW’s round Grizedale the little white route books is good for those
    Make it for a Tuesday night out of Keswick

    singlecrack
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    Good job you did it on a 29er …….26ers don’t last up north …..

    DrP
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    So today we foolishly climbed Ullock Pike with our bikes, just so we could blat down from the summit of Skiddaw, to the bottom…. Cue lots of funny looks from all the walkers who passed us/we passed…

    Then after lunch we did the Borrowdale Bash – absolutely cracking route. I love the technical rocky descents, and could ride them all day long!

    DrP

    Junkyard
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    trek up skiddaw ride down ullock is the norm
    aye cracking routes

    fenred
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    Not been that far Norf myself ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    More pics would be great DrP!!

    jekkyl
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    That be Skiddaw in the distance on the left middle if I’m not very much mistaken.

    DrP
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    trek up skiddaw ride down ullock is the norm

    We went up Ullock footpath, and down Jenkins Hill….Not sure if that’s the same?

    A few more pics..




    DrP

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    Blencathra surely? (the first pic)

    DrP
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    First pic is taken up the steep bit about halfway along this section…right by the bit that says ‘Ullock Pike’!

    DrP

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    I was talking of the view over the Derwentwater and jekkyl’s post!

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    DrP – you went the wrong way round (for descent near perfection). Also looks like you missed the summit, if that’s your route log……..

    Team hurt more – yes, it’s Blencathra in the pic distance.

    DrP
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    I see…
    It was taken just below Cat bells, NE direction, so Blencathra seems likely..

    DrP

    DrP
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    DrP – you went the wrong way round (for descent near perfection). Also looks like you missed the summit, if that’s your route log……..

    Yeah, maybe…but it was the morning..on a Saturday…and it’s a footpath TBH… And we did miss the summit buy a bit, but we weren’t aiming for that.. Just keen to get back down for lunch!

    DrP

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    If looking for a ride tomorrow in the rain, the trails around Rydal/Elterwater are great fun.

    Junkyard
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    that route is all kinds of wrong but glad you enjoyed it

    fergal
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    Shredding the gnar southern style ๐Ÿ˜†

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