Which 2 routes in the Lakes
I am planning a weekend in the lakes next year and having not been there was wondering which routes i should be riding as a good taste of all the best that the Lakes has to offer.
Which would you guys recommend? Preferably two routes close together so that we can base ourselves in one place.Posted 8 years ago
I tend to make up my own using OS maps.
But it all depends on your fitness, ability and weather.
All of the bike shops have pre-printed maps of the best/classic routes.
Starting from the south, Wheelbase, Biketreks, Keswick mountain bikes and maybe Evans in Kendal. Drop into any of these shops with a map and they should be able to advise or sell you their maps for a couple of pounds.
Google all of the above……………………
Various Skidaw routes
Across the other side of the M6 you have the Howgills, Bowderdale, the Calf, High Cup Nick and Cross Fell for mega all day rides.
Endless routes if you can read a map 😀Posted 8 years agogrummMember
Depends how long a day you want but the route round Coniston incorporating Walna Scar and bits of Grizedale is pretty hard to beat.
Could easily spend another day doing the rest of the BWs in Grizedale/Claife based in the same place.
went up the back of Dolly (something) Peak
Dollywagon Pike – why anyone would go up that way is beyond me, other routes are much more ridable 🙂Posted 8 years agoloweySubscriber
Base yourself in coniston.
1st Day do Torver, Stephehnson Ground, Seathwaite, Walna Scar, Coniston.
2nd Day head up Lawson park, Parkamoor, Moor Lane, Breasty Haw, Esthwaite Water, Fox, Silurian Way to VC, Climb the NF Trail to Mustard Hill and either Descend the other Lawson Park, or Head back over Parkamoor down to Nibthwaite and back around the lake.
You simply cant go wrong round there. Drop me a line if you need MMO's.Posted 8 years ago
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