- Best base for Lake District riding
Routes: there may not be too much agreement on this, but:
Tour of ConistonPosted 9 years ago
Tour of Derwent (AKA Borrowdale Bash)
Tour of Skiddaw (and Caldbeck Fell too if you want more)
Burnmoor Tarn (Eskdale)
Helvellyn & Dodds (at least 8 different routes)
Claife & Grizedale
Elterwater & Tilberthwaite
Garburn & Kentmere (and poss. Longsleddale)
Nan Bield (for completeness only, I hated it)
Scarth Gap & Floutern Tarn
+ many moresimonfbarnesMember
Would love to do Black Combe
Also I can see BC from my street, but I’ve never been able to see *Lancaster* from BC 🙁Posted 9 years agofullbouncebillMember
As SFB Says,and the best roadriding is Probably south of Stavely to Newby Bridge but all of the lakes roads are pretty quiet this time of year.
Dont discount the Keswick area though Borrowdale bash,Tour of Skiddaw,Whinllater.etc etc.
see KMB for best route advice,theres evening rides from biketreks and at KMB the pedlar cafe 1830 tuesday evenings (with lights)
Great none smoking accomadation could be:
Have a great Holiday 😀Posted 9 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Hawshead is also a good base. Easy access to the Grizdale trail/bridleways and Walna Scar ride. Not far from Ambleside, Keswick, Stavely.
I uaually try ans stay in or around Ambleside, Conniston. Hawshead.
As above Biketreks is a good source of info but all the Lakes shops have pre-printed maps of all popular Lakes rides. Get in touch with them and get them to post some to you.
Or, sfb could post a link to his excellent route site. Please.Posted 9 years ago
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