Ride safely and responsibly – follow the Mountain Bike Code.
There are routes to suite all ages and abilities. You can choose to ride locally, or even get as far afield as Langdale. Check out the local Ordinance Survey (Explorer OL7) map for the possibilities.
The nearby Grizedale Forest Park offers a perfect environment for safe off road riding for children of all ages. There is biking for everyone, from the technical to the fun, with every kind of bike…yes that includes the municle (the mountain biking unicycle).
Maps and information about the trails are available from the Visitor Centre at Grizedale.
Lake District Mountain Biking - Guide Book by Chris Gore & Richard Staton
Mountain Bike Guide – by Jeremy Ashcroft
Grizedale Mountain Bikes, Visitors Centre, Grizedale Forest Park
Bike Treks, Ambleside
Ghyllside Cycle Shop, Ambleside
Country Lanes, Railway Station, Windermere
Here is selection of walks, which you might find of interest:
A long varied and interesting ride, with some technical descents, which explores forest and tracks around Hawkshead.
A varied ride through forest and over Claife Heights, with some technical sections – great views.
A short, level, ride on quiet country lanes around Esthwaite Water.
From the technical, purpose built North Face trail, to the children’s cycle orienteering ‘Mushroom Trail’, there are superb off road routes to suite all ages and abilities in Grizedale.
Explore beyond Tarn Hows on a great combination of bridleways, green lanes, forest roads and tarmac.
(Please note: we do not accept any responsibility for errors or changes in the route described – an up to date Ordnance Survey map should always be used in conjunction with the route description)
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