Parkamoor (hopefully) - Lakes MTB Day 5

Off Road (Trail) Biking
Jul 10
2022

6 people attending

6 places left

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£12.50
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30 Km7 hours

 

This event maybe altered/cancelled due to Storm Damage at Grizedale. 

Will look into this nearer the time but the good news is that the bridleways and forest roads are mostly open so we may need to alter the route but we’ll do what we can.

This is a good (for good read big) day out nearly 30k in length and with 900m of ascent a good pair of legs will be put to the test.

We start by taking the first climb of the north Face Trail (which is probably the best bit of the TNF trail….) After gaining height on this technical climb we leave the forest for while well head south on the open ridge that is Parkamoor. With views down to Coniston water this is the highlight of the day.

After a few more ups and down we get to climb the amusingly named  ‘Breasty Haw’, and then bounce hard and fast down her. The final climb is steep, but takes us to the Grizedale Fox (cue cheesy team photo)

A last descent on potatoes and baby’s heads takes us back to the visitor center in time (hopefully) for for tea and medals….

This day ride is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers on good mountain bikes. (Not suitable for beginners or hybrid bikes, sorry!)

For those camping, we aim to leave at 08:30 and then drive to the Grizedale visitor centre

The Langdale Valley is an amazing location with many options of walks, climbs, rides and more from the campsite or within a short drive we can explorer further afield.

There is camping for the Five nights of the Lakes Activity Week, arriving Tuesday and departing on Sunday. There is an option to just come for the Weekend 

I'll be staying at the Great Langdale NT Campsite from the Tuesday afternoon which is a short walk to several pubs for the evenings but there are many other places to stay including the Old Dungeon Gill Hotel, New Dungeon Gill Hotel, Langdale Hotel, Elterwater Hostel, Baysbrown Campsite, Great Langdale Bunkhouse & more.

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