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Garburn Pass MTB loop from Staveley

Garburn Pass MTB loop from Staveley

Intermediate
01:54
14.2 mi
7.5 mph
1,575 ft
1,575 ft
Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. The starting point of the Tour is accessible with public transport.

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Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

73 yd in total

Includes a very steep uphill segment

You may need to push your bike.

0.99 mi in total

Tour Overview

StaveleyGet Directions

Train Station
4.04 mi
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Bridleway to Kentmere

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

5.02 mi
© OSM

Lunsty Howe doubletrack

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

6.62 mi
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Garburn Pass

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

14.2 mi

Staveley

Train Station

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 4.46 mi
Path: 3.11 mi
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 1.17 mi
Street: 151 yd
Road: 5.38 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 4.56 mi
Gravel: 2.94 mi
Paved: 3.17 mi
Asphalt: 3.44 mi
Unknown: 241 yd

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Kendal Mountain Festival planned a mountain bike ride.

September 15, 2021

Comments

  • Kendal Mountain Festival

    For riders looking for a real Lake District MTB classic, Garburn Pass is fairly close to Kendal and offers some spectacular mountain riding around the high point of Sallows.

    This loop starts and finishes in Staveley, a short ten minute train journey from Kendal or a 5.6 mile (9 km) ride along the main road.

    You climb from the off, steadily at first, as you follow the River Kent along Kentmere Road and then Brow Foot Lane to the north. Soon it’s onto a stony bridleway and it gets a touch steeper, leading you to Kentmere with a fantastic descent on the Lunsty Howe doubletrack with views of the fells all around you.

    After that warm-up climb, this is where the real deal starts: straight up Garburn Pass on some seriously meaty gradients. Don’t be afraid to get off and walk parts — in fact you will probably have to. The trail is much steeper on the Kentmere side as you climb, but this means you get a much longer descent to savour once you reach the top!

    From the pass, take your time to soak in the Lakeland panorama, as from here it’s all downhill back to Staveley. The descent offers you supreme views of the Troutbeck Valley, leading you to Dubbs Reservoir and past Banner Rigg to rejoin the road for the last few miles at Ings.

    • September 16, 2021

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