- The Lakes – trail "improvement"
Rode the Dollywagon descent yesterday. It was awesome, despite being on an utterly inappropriate bike (456 with rigid forks, while Revs get repaired). The section down to Grizedale Tarn is very "man-made" and perhaps not that sympathetic of bikers… the water drains were an annoyance, although everything was just about ridable after much pushing back and checking lines, and falling and trying again.
It's shame that a tiny bit more thought wasn't put into catering for bikers, because it had the potential to be even better. I had never ridden there before, so no idea what it used to be like though. Section from the tarn back to the road is also great fun, less steep, faster, but occasionally trials techy too – pretty much my perfect kind of trail.
Can't wait to go back and ride everything a bit quicker on something with a bit of squish!Posted 7 years agoancMember
This was my first Lakes ride for 10+ years, (other than Whinlatter), can anyone recommend some similar descents?
If your after rock then Esk Hause to Styhead then seathwaite is a absolute cracker and my personal fave. But also….Walna scar to Coniston then later on the same ride Stainton ground to the other Seathwaite(Duddon). Blacksail into Wasdale. Burnmoor into Wasdale. Back of Fleetwith into Buttermere. Scarth Gap into Buttermere. Bowdale going north west. Sticks pass heading east then theres a cheeky detour under Green side round Glencoyne valley for some techy singletrack with top views. Harter fell to Nan bield col then either descent, the one into Haweswater being the more techy. Garburn into kentmere. Skiddaw and down Ullock. Whiteless from wandope and down the front. Both bit cheeky. Parkermoor to high nibthwaite. The Borrowdale Bash descents watendlath to Rothwaite and castle crag plus some other cheeky extra's. Rossett gill or Greenup edge if you feeling brave
List is endless but these should keep you busy for now 😀Posted 7 years ago
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