I've recently got back into mtbing after a few years off and have broke myself in gently starting on my old quick fix routes such as Claiffe heights,Loughrigg terrace in the lakes and the tour of Norber in the yorkshire dales.These routes have taken me between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to complete and i've been fairly happy with how quickly i've got back into it.This weekend i'm going camping in keswick and would like to try one of the trails in the whinnlater forest.I am looking for a route that will last between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 hours preferably a loop.My skills aren't upto much,ie bunny hopping,jumping,so i'd rather avoid any big lumps,having said that i don't want something complete smooth and unchallenging,any ideas anyone..i will be tackling the trail with the bike below,,cheers
South is shorter and easier climb, everything there is smooth as its man made, good jumps but nothing un-doable for a normal rider.
North is a longer (but again easily doable) climb, with more technical downhill section with quite a number of slippy roots, but the last bits makes up for everything!
Google for Whinlatter Altura.
Put a post up here if you need someone to show you around and we ride round Claiffe, Grizedale etc every week: