Good rides near Hartsop in the Lakes
You’re kidding, right?
You’re right underneath High Street (good for a Big Day Out, lots of views etc), over the road is Helvellyn, (massive climb, choice of awesome descents), and just up the road is the Ullswater singletrack techfest, which you can make into a nice little loop by going over Boredale/Martindale. All rideable from your door.
Failing that, drive south for ten minutes and you’ve got Garburn/Nan Bield/Green Quarter and Jenkin Crag to play with!
How long do you want to ride for?Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Have you looked at a map?
You’re at one of the main access points for High Street – head east up onto The Knott and then North on High Street. When you get to The Cockpit above Pooley Bridge, double back to Martindale then follow the bridleway that hugs the shore of Ullswater down to Rooking and back to Hartsop.
A shorter alternative would be to head North from Hartsop and over Boredale Hause down to Martindale, either than or over Bedafell Knott onto Martindale Common.
Be warned that the weather forecast for this weekend in the North West is atrocious. Plus whatever the weather, this area is red-sock central.Posted 4 years agovertebratetomSubscriber
If you’ve got 5-6 hours, go for High Street (as described above, but come back via the Ullswater trail!) or ride a short way up the road and go up Helvellyn. Choose the latter if you want a techy ride.
If the weather’s horrific, the stuff between Kentmere and Ambleside (a short drive south) is a little lower down and less exposed, so might be a better bet. A ride out of Ambleside and over Loughrigg and Iron Keld would be a similar height. If it’s really horrific, Whinlatter’s not too far to drive if you want a trail centre, or Grizedale’s a bit further if you want to be in the trees but on (awesome) natural stuff.Posted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
Up from Hartsop to Hayeswater and head vertically towards the Knot but turn left to Angle Tarn and Boredale Hause and up to go through and down the other side of Boredale and down the valley to Sandwick and then smash through the rocky Ullswater shore path.Posted 4 years ago
One of my favourite rides, but as I do it at night the shore isn’t full of walkers.
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