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Ride suggestions for Ambleside

vdubber67vdubber67 Posts: 55
edited August 2007 in MTB rides
OK - off in the camper to Ambleside next week. I've got loads of memory map routes etc but as I will only be allowed(!) to go for maybe two rides, are there any spots I MUST see / experience?


  • slimbobslimbob Posts: 35
    I'd go to Biketreks in Ambleside, they are top folk in there. They really know their stuff and are always willing to help. I guess it also depends what type of ride you're after. Chemdog has posted what sounds like an epic for this Sunday on the forum. You could ask him for details of the specific route if it sounds appealing - or come along if you're in the area by then.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Biketreks are excellent and have two weekly rides I've heard. I'd contact them.

    A good descent is Iron Keld which is behind Tarn Hows. Go in the direction of Tlberthwaite from Hawkshead...'ish! It links into loads of B.Ways in the Langdale(s) area. You'll need a good map.
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  • Troutbeck and Garburn Pass (gnarly :cry: :evil: :evil: :evil: ) is a good route which can be combined with a blast round Loughrigg fell-also Claife Heights/Grizedale are close.Basically you're spoilt for choice! :D:lol:
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  • clarksonclarkson Posts: 1,641
    id second the biketrekls comments. a fantastic shop, all the staff have plenty of knowledge, are friendly and useful. the best shop ive used!

    the whole place is surrounded by fantastic riding. just explore as i did and you'll find some amazing routes.
    I said hit the brakes not the tree!!

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