- Anyone been to Grizedale recently?
It’s my opinion, and that of many on here and in particular those who live and ride in the lakes, that the Grizedale and the surrounding areas have the finest riding on offer in the Lakes if not the UK.
That is to say, where finest is determined only by the trails themselves and not the scenery, position or sheer ‘out there’ feel to it.
That riding is not on the North Face trail; it encompasses the myriad of bridleways and metaled roads that crisscross mostly in an east/west direction, on the hills between Coniston and Windermere (so this includes Claiffe Heights.)
Do a search on here and you’ll find plenty of examples but here is one, which the nice chaps in Bike Treks Ambleside helped me map out, that is an absolute blinder:
This was a big circular ride but you could just as easily take the ride back into Grizedale after you’ve dropped down to Esthwaite Water.
There are two or three of the ten best descents in the lakes in this ride as well so you need to be following the same direction in order to enjoy them.Posted 3 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
Just had a wonderful 2 1/2 days riding in Grizedale at Easter and it was some of the best riding I’ve ever done. Didn’t ride any of the NF trail apart from the initial ST climb. All three rides we got out of the Vertebrate Publishing book. Can’t wait to go back.Posted 3 years agosamjgeorge86Member
Grizedale is one of my favourite places to ride! Loads of fun to be had around there. Can link up loads of great descents in a short space of time really.Posted 3 years ago
The Fox is well worth a hammering down, and a push back up. Lawsons Park, Breasty Haw, Purple, Hole in the wall… All great fun! Enjoy 🙂
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