Mountain Biking in the Lake District

Epic mountain views, some of best natural riding in the UK and a couple of trail centres puts the Lake District firmly on the Mountain Biking map. Here we give you an introduction to the area, and perhaps the beginnings of a long love affair between man, bike and the lakeland fells.

Mountain Biking in the Lake District

Mountain Biking in the Lake District can feel like a real adventure. Photo © Ben Freeman (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Mountain Biking the Skiddaw Range

The Skiddaw range is home to some classic Lake District mountain biking. At 931m (3,054ft) Skiddaw itself boasts the longest and fastest big mountain descent in the UK. The surrounding fells also offer some great adventure riding including technical singletrack, lung-busting climbs and everything in between. Oh and the views aren't too shabby either ! ...
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Grizedale Forest Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking at Grizedale Forest

Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest is generally centred around the popular North Face Trail, however it is the surrounding network of bridleways that provide the more exhilarating ride and which locals rate as some of the best natural riding in the UK. Red and Blue MTB trails are XC orientated and a short Black route ...
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View from Whinlatter Forest near Keswick in the Lake District

Mountain Biking at Whinlatter

Whinlatter is a mountain bike trail centre situated within the UK's only mountain forest on the northern edge of the Lake District. The single-track trails rise to an elevation of almost 500m (1600 ft) providing stunning scenery, tough climbs and some long and smile inducing descents. The trails are purpose-built and cross country orientated, with ...
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