- What is the best ride in the lakes?
Tour of Coniston is a classic.Posted 6 years ago
Start at the southern end of the lake, head out west over Woodland Fell, head towards Torver then SW into Broughton Moor and up to Stevenson Ground.
From here climb north onto Walna Scar Road, down to Coniston via Spoon Hall.
Cake and coffe then round the top end of Coniston Water and up into Grisedale Forest, along to Low Parkamoor and then down the track to High Nibthwaite and back to the car.
The classic traverse of High Street, no contest.
Park at Brotherswater, ride/push/carry for 2000 ft up to the top of High Street, enjoy superb airy riding on the Roman road along to the monument on Thornthwaite Crag for lunch, double back and ride all the way gently descending towards Pooley Bridge then turn back along the shore of Ullswater for a tough technical ride back to the car. About 26 miles, 4500 ft of climbing, miles of superb downhill on ace singletrack and your body will ache for three days (mine has just stopped aching after Sunday!)
Email me if you want to see the route and some photos.
reedy at orchardhouse dot fsworld dot co dot ukPosted 6 years ago
Walna scar is currently being sanitised 😥 but its still a good route… just not as good as it was.
Garburn>kentmere>Gatesgarth>haweswater>Nan Bield>kentmere>Garburn is a good one. The Bash is also excellent with all the cheaky bits added. Helvellyn via the dodds or the zigzags on keppel cove, then down dollywagon and grisedale>patterdale.Posted 6 years agod45ythMember
Hi,Posted 6 years ago
Beware of any routes anc suggests…It will definitely involve hike-a-bike, so much so I’ve often thought of not taking my bike with me! 😛
anc – I’ll soon be back out, ankle is nearly better. I’ll get above and beyond my old fitness. Just bought a ti hardtail to do some secret training on. Oh, wasn’t meant to write that last bit. 😉
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