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Garburn Pass

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 2 out of 2 mountain bikers

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  • Barney

    Debate has long raged as to whether it's better to ride the Garburn Pass from Kentmere to Troutbeck or vice versa. The trail is much steeper on the Kentmere side; more gradual on the Troutbeck side. Once an extremely technical descent, surfacing work necessitated by the large amount of walking traffic rendered the Kentmere descent an exercise in wash-out braking, so many people prefer to ride/push up from Kentmere and enjoy the more languid descent down to Troutbeck.

  • SparklyBlueBike

    Ok, so it is a push up. Steep and loose. But the ride across the top and the descent towards Troutbeck is exhilarating and beautiful.

  • Distance2.73 mi
  • Uphill725 ft
  • Downhill575 ft