- Hellvellyn advice
You want to go long or short?
Short, push up Keppel Cove, ride back down from Sticks Pass.
Long, one I want to try is up Keppel Cove, over the top to Nethernmost Pike, along the valley to Town Head, up Great Tongue and down Grisedale. Could start that from Grasmere for an easier first up-and-over.Posted 5 years ago
Both of my suggestions are circular routes. The longer one goes down the other side and back over. The short one is up, along and back down.
Another one that will avoid the crowds is starting from Glenridding, north along the r=lakeside road, then up the A509 to Dockray. Up to High Row, then follow the Old Coach Road all the way to the Threlkeld Mines at St John in the Vale. Cross the valley up to the church, then head south to Sosgill Bridge.South down B5322 to Legburnthwaite, then carry your bike up to Sticks Pass. Then enjoy the descent all the way to Glenridding.Posted 5 years ago
Ridden over the Dodds in both directions several times when it was bone dry. It was a grassy slog going up and wasn’t much better going down. I’d dread to to think what it would be like when wet. It does make for an epic ridge ride though, doing the full length.Posted 5 years agoparkedtigerMember
Definitely avoid the coach road up to, and over, the Dodds – we’ve had way too much rain recently and it’d be a depressing wet bog / slog.
Up Keppel Cove, Lower Man, then turn around, down and over Raise, down Sticks back to Glenridding – that would get my vote.
Fix the fells turned a couple of sections of Sticks into a BMX track last year but they’re still fun.Posted 5 years ago
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