Cycling & Mountain Biking

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Hawkshead Mountain Biking and Cycling in the Lake District

Mountain biking in the Lake District is a joy. With an abundance of bridleways, quiet lanes and accessible forest, the area around Hawkshead offers varied and interesting mountain biking.

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

ISBN 0-9548131-8-9

Mountain Bike Guide – by Jeremy Ashcroft

ISBN 0-948153-13-X

Useful Links:

Bike Hire/Spares/Repairs:

Grizedale Mountain Bikes, Visitors Centre, Grizedale Forest Park

Bike Treks, Ambleside

Ghyllside Cycle Shop, Ambleside

Wheelbase, Staveley

Bike Transport:

Cross-lakes shuttle bus

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