North Lakes ride ideas please
something skiddaw related sounds good, and a quick google shows some pretty good pics of the ullock pike descent.
whats the best way up skiddaw on a bike? and any top tips for the descent, or do i just follow the map? apologies, i don’t know the latkes particularly well.
any other ideas folks? skiddaw sounds ideal, but a lower level back up plan may be wise……Posted 4 years agobungalisticSubscriber
Main path is easiest to get up Skiddaw, just before the top there is a steep slate path on your left that leads down to Ullock Pike.
Lower level back up plan could be Borrowdale Bash or the Lonscale Fell loop that finishes on Latrigg. http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/keswick-eng/behind-blencathra-route-26940582Posted 4 years ago
I’m going to be down visiting the out laws next week, based around cockermouth, keswick and wigton.
Plan doing a gentle trail centre day with the missus at whinlatter on the sunday, but hoping to get a few hours to myself early in the week.
anyone got any recomendations? the steeper, techy and more natural the better.
preferably something i can do in 2-3 hours, but if it was longer and worth it, then i’d just deal with the bollocking i’d get for being late!
cheers!Posted 4 years ago
Park Seathwaite.Posted 4 years ago
Seatoller, Stonethwaite, Langstrath (taking path on west side of the river, not the bridleway), carry up Stake Pass, Descend Stake to the head of Mickleden (ACE!) Carry up Rosset Ghyl, Angle Tarn, Esk Hause, Sprinkling Tarn, Sty Head, Stockley Bridge and back to Seathwaite.
anything over 3 hours will be pushing it without ending in serious trouble from the missus!! so as good as loweys langdale route looks, i think i’ll have to give it a miss…..this time.
does anyone know where i can find a decent map or description for the ‘borrowdale bash’? for some reason i can’t get the mapmyride site to work at my work.
thanks again folksPosted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
Personally, I would add in a carry up onto the saddle of Cat Bells then ride the path on the western flank down to Skelgill. It’s mint – flowy with one awkward rock bit we had to clamber through.
Is there any value in going up top to Castlerigg?
Also, the switchbacks off of Castle Crag are tech loveliness on a dry day but you could REALLY **** yourself if you bin it.
SannyPosted 4 years ago
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