Lake District next weekend – Advice / Guides?
Im heading up to the Lakes from Bristol with 3 others next weekend (24th-27th July), giving the welsh trail centres a break
We have some routes in mind but seeing as none of us have been up there on the bikes before I thought i’d see if any locals want to join and guide us on one or two of the days and save us some map reading (worth a few beers?!)
We’re also aware that its peak season for walkers so some local knowledge would be handy
If not guiding can anyone recommend routes for us?
DavePosted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Join up some of these for big days http://www.bogtrotters.org/list_routes.php
Add Garburn Pass to http://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/northern-england/nan-bield-lake-district-gps-route-download/ for a 3 pass ride
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=fqqdusqlbidkangj&language=en Various other Lakes routes on this site.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
Big mountain plans are good but a contingency plan never hurts as its not always worth going up top even in summer if it turns foul and nasty.
Coniston is a good base as you can go big or small and guarantee cracking top notch biking trails – all weather trails
Langdales aren’t far but nor is Elterwater, Grizedale, Claife, Walna Scar and if you had the weather Helvellyn is reachable.
Or the thinking mad choice Elterwater and eat/drink atbthw Britannia – the best bad weather plan.Posted 3 years ago
Stay here:http://www.stayinthornthwaite.co.uk/ lanefoot farm camping, you can have a real fire.Posted 3 years ago
And do either the borrowdale bash the first day or the skiddaw ride. On the second day do whinlatter then home.
On the right.
A good days ride would be the lonscale fell ride on here, out along the old railway, then when you get to the foot of the mountain go up it and then down on Ullock pike or straight back down the front, only takes just over an hour of pushing your bike to get to the top of skiddaw. The push up Helvellyn is worse & longer.eddie11Subscriber
Id recommend the usual 3 passes or nan beild (but I’d work in the cheeky mardale ill bell it’s great, nice singletrack up top, mahoosive steppy rocky descent) routes for big mountain
But I’d recommend the bike treks big day out red route (with perhaps a detour over lough rigg) It’s all low level stuff west of Windermere but some seriously good bits of trail hidden away.Posted 3 years ago
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