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Lake District MTB Routes

Welcome to the Lakes - a place that all real mountain bikers should visit. It's probably the only place in England with real mountains to play in. Yep, there's steep hills and technical climbs elsewhere, but try a day sweating up and over a Lakeland Pass and you'll know what we mean. All day epics abound on some of the best natural trails anywhere in Europe. And if you fancy a forest centre, then Whinlatter and Grizedale will give you all you need.

Wilf's cafe at Staveley is one of many legendary stops. A place to load up on carbs and set off into the hills, with shops such as Wheelbase on the doorstep to keep you running into the next great ride. Yep, spend a weekend, or really spoil yourself with a week cycling in this spectacular landscape.

Our map below shows you exactly where the routes are. Simply pan in and click on a bike (green for mountain biking, blue for roadies) and a link will take you to the web page.

Ensure that before you set off, you have some suitable clothing and equipment. The Lakes can be an inhospitable place in poor weather, so pack a waterproof, take plenty of drinks and some snacks with you. Cycle sensibly and enjoy the ride.

pick a route below...


Loweswater Loop

Thirlmere Banks

P is for Parkamoor

Muncaster Fell

Windermere Lakeside

The Other Borrowdale

Hutton Roof


Crake Valley

Green Quarter


Kentmere Loop









The Eastern Passes


High Street and Boredale


High Street South

Walna Scar

Irton Fell

Loughrigg Loop

Ambleside Eight

Black Combe

Claife Heights

Sleddale and Swindale

Upper Borrowdale

Garburn Pass

Breasthigh Road

Duddon Valley

Nan Bield and Garburn

Loadpot Hill

Grasmere Loughrigg and Langdale

Lonscale Fell


Helvellyn Ridge North (Account)

Garburn at Night (Account)


Helvellyn Ridge Entire

Stake Pass and Greenup

Rosthwaite to Grasmere

Tour de Coniston

Helvellyn East

Satterthwaite Saunter

Hawkshead Hilltops

The Western Passes

Ulpha Fell

Back o' Skidda'

Floutern Pass & Scarth Gap

Duddon to Esk

Askham and Ullswater Shore

Southest Lakes Weekend Loop

Helvellyn West

Tour of Skiddaw

Gatesgarth & Nan Bield Pass


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