Mountain Biking in the Western Lake District

The Lake District National Park provides an excellent introduction to the more adventurous/arduous side of mountain biking. We will introduce several excellent circular routes of various lengths with minimal tarmac sections, the routes range from the relatively gentle, most are mid length over undulating terrain (think mountain), and one extreme route for good measure. You can start anywhere along the routes but for convenience we will group them as starting at Buttermere, Ennerdale (Bowness Knott) and Wasdale Head. 

 If you are not familiar with the area, and even if you are, I recommend the use of the Ordnance Survey Maps OL 4 and OL 6 which cover the north western and south western Lake District.

If you have any problems or comments regarding the condition of these routes, surfaces, waymarking, obstructions etc  please contact the relevant Authority; for the roads - Cumbria County Council, for the bridleways - the Lake District National Park Authority.

Ennerdale Wasdale Buttermere