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Lake District Routes - Any Suggestions

ClimbBoyClimbBoy Posts: 105
edited July 2012 in Routes
Hi

I'm going to The Lakes (staying at Keswick) a week on Fri for a long weekend with a few mates and wondered if anyone had any route suggestions? With a link would be even better!

I've done Glenderaterra/ Lonscale Fell, Borrowdale Bash, Skiddaw, Loughrigg Terrace, Old Coach Road and Whinlatter trails many times before and will prob do a couple of these again, but would really love some new ideas.

Thanks in advance

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  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Helvellyn.
    High Street,
    Ullswater single-track..Can be done with ^^^ for a big day out.
    Three Passes...Garburn/Gatesgarth and Nan Bield Pass(V.Big day out)
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Borrowdale bash? I was a little sceptical at first as its 50% road, but they are quiet and in a lovely area but the off road sections are fantastic.
    Watendlath descent.
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  • trailpuppettrailpuppet Posts: 381
    http://www.sharemyroutes.com/routes/Uni ... OSmap.aspx
    If you have exhausted the Keswick routes you are not too far away to take in some of the Howgills routes such as the above. Others are Cross Fell, Bowderdale/Calf from either Sedburgh or Ravenstonedale. Googling finds various route guides and photo streams.
    Lots more rides and choice out of Ambleside.
    Takea map into either KMB or Biketreks and they might be able to show you some local specials. Both shops have rides, check their web sites.
    http://www.bogtrotters.org/route/showro ... p?route=44

    http://www.mtbthedales.org.uk/mtb-bowde ... lassic.pdf
  • ClimbBoyClimbBoy Posts: 105
    ratty2k wrote:
    Borrowdale bash? I was a little sceptical at first as its 50% road, but they are quiet and in a lovely area but the off road sections are fantastic.
    Watendlath descent.
    6200253954_a85b3ab34b_b.jpg
    DSCF0295 by rathbonepeter, on Flickr

    Have done the Bash a few times and tbh I think its a tad overrated.

    Any other suggestions than those mentioned?

    E.g. a specific route from Grasmere or Ambleside?
  • ClimbBoyClimbBoy Posts: 105
    ibbo68 wrote:
    Helvellyn.
    High Street,
    Ullswater single-track..Can be done with ^^^ for a big day out.
    Three Passes...Garburn/Gatesgarth and Nan Bield Pass(V.Big day out)

    Have Heard varying reviews of Ullswater/High Street. How hardcore is it?
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,537
    Ullswater singletrack isn't massively hardcore, good fun though, can get busy round that way with walkers.
  • Grizdale is worth the trip just opened a new black section
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