MTB Trails in Lake District

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There’s no end to the MTB trails in the Lake District and that’s very fortunate because riding here is a thoroughly life-affirming, camera-battery-draining, unadulterated pleasure-giving experience. If that sounds like an exaggeration, it’s not. This fantastic national park has everything you could desire from ideal beginner trails to white-knuckle expert routes, all waiting for your tires to start rolling. 

With forest tracks and tough ascents plus jaw-dropping views and graded routes, mountain bike trails in the Lake District have plenty of variety. Why not try your pedals at the exquisitely maintained routes in Whinlatter Forest? Intermediate single track with sweeping berms can be found here as well as more challenging routes. 

From the huge heights of Sticks and Nan Bield Passes to the family-friendly bridleways of Witherslack and Grizedale, you can push yourself as much or as little as you like. Technical singletrack, breathtaking descents and unforgettable views abound. 

Intermediate
02:31
17.8 mi
Difficult
02:43
17.6 mi
Difficult
02:22
14.2 mi
Difficult
02:05
12.9 mi
Intermediate
01:49
11.2 mi
Intermediate
01:50
11.5 mi
Difficult
03:13
23.6 mi
Difficult
04:27
29.8 mi
Easy
01:05
6.76 mi
Difficult
03:49
17.7 mi
Difficult
04:12
21.5 mi
Difficult
02:23
16.8 mi
Difficult
04:02
29.8 mi
Intermediate
02:54
20.1 mi
Intermediate
02:36
14.8 mi
Difficult
02:37
13.3 mi
Intermediate
01:31
14.6 mi
Difficult
03:46
24.5 mi
Difficult
04:24
23.9 mi
Difficult
02:38
13.0 mi

The 20 best MTB rides in Lake District

    1
    Intermediate
    02:31
    17.8 mi
    7.1 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,375 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    2
    Difficult
    02:43
    17.6 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,450 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    02:22
    14.2 mi
    6.0 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    4
    Difficult
    02:05
    12.9 mi
    6.2 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    5
    Intermediate
    01:49
    11.2 mi
    6.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    6
    Intermediate
    01:50
    11.5 mi
    6.3 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    7
    Difficult
    03:13
    23.6 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    8
    Difficult
    04:27
    29.8 mi
    6.7 mph
    3,700 ft
    3,725 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    9
    Easy
    01:05
    6.76 mi
    6.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Difficult
    03:49
    17.7 mi
    4.6 mph
    4,625 ft
    4,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    11
    Difficult
    04:12
    21.5 mi
    5.1 mph
    4,800 ft
    4,800 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    12
    Difficult
    02:23
    16.8 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    13
    Difficult
    04:02
    29.8 mi
    7.4 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    14
    Intermediate
    02:54
    20.1 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,500 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    15
    Intermediate
    02:36
    14.8 mi
    5.7 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    16
    Difficult
    02:37
    13.3 mi
    5.1 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    17
    Intermediate
    01:31
    14.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    18
    Difficult
    03:46
    24.5 mi
    6.5 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    19
    Difficult
    04:24
    23.9 mi
    5.4 mph
    3,525 ft
    3,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    20
    Difficult
    02:38
    13.0 mi
    5.0 mph
    3,150 ft
    3,150 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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