Mountain Biking - Ennerdale

In Ennerdale we will take our starting point as the free car park at Bowness Knott.

Ennerdale Routes

  Distance Ascent
Blue Route:
Bowness Knott - Floutern Tarn - Buttermere - Scarth Gap Pass - Bowness Knott
15 miles 1000 metres
Green Route:
Bowness Knott - Black Sail Pass - Wasdale Head - Netherbeck - Haycock - Lingmell - Bowness Knott
19 miles 1500 metres
Purple Route:
Bowness Knott - Ennerdale Bridge - Cold Fell - Scalderskew - Blengdale - Hollow Moor - Buckbarrow - Netherbeck  - either via Haycock and Lingmell OR via Wasdale Head and Black Sail Pass
25 miles 1500 metres

Ennerdale is a good valley for cycling in for even the most casual biker, from Bowness Knott eastwards to the Black Sail Hut at the end of the valley is all traffic free bridleway, at least it's supposed to be traffic free. The hills are long gradual inclines, and there is nothing technical, you can even explore the Forestry Commission tracks on to the higher reaches; but they all tend to be dead ends. Ennerdale is a far better valley for the casual biker than either of the Forestry Commission's promoted areas, Grisedale & Whinlatter.