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Grizedale Forest Park mountain bike centre in the Lake District has a range of waymarked and graded mtb trails. The most famous is the red graded North Face trail but there are also a selection of other red as well as blue trails and a sweet short new black downhill run to boot.
The North Face (Red)
- The North Face mountain bike trail is 10 miles (16km) long and is graded red. It starts from the visitors centre and has nine sections of singletrack trail on the west side of Grizedale Forest. It has rocks sections, tough climbs, tricky technical descents, slabs, berms, drop offs, large rocks and shore as well as loads of great singletrack.
The Black Downhill.
- The optional black downhill section has only been around since early 2012 and is a 1km purpose built downhill trail. It has a smooth ride with tight corners, berms, drop offs, tabletops and some rocky sections.
Hawkshead Moor (Red)
- The Hawkeshead Moor trail starts at Grizedale Visitor Centre. It is a red grade covering 10.5 (17km) miles and can take up to 2.5 hours to complete so it's a demanding course. It overlooks Coniston Water and you ride mostly through a woodland setting.
Silurian Way (Red)
- The Silurian Way trail starts at Grizedale Visitor Centre. It is a red graded long distance route covering 14 miles (22km) and can take up to 3.5 hours to complete. The trail covers both sides of the valley and is quite hilly.
Goosey Foot Tarn -(Blue)
- The Goosey Foot Tarn blue trail starts at Moor Top car park. It is a short blast of a trail and is only 2 miles (3.2km) long.
Grizedale Tarn (Blue)
- The Grizedale Tarn blue trail is a moderate ride and starts at the Bogle Crag rar park. It is 4.5 miles (7km) long and takes about 1.5 hours. It passes through scenic woodland settings around Bogle Crag.
Moor Top (Blue)
- The Moor Top trail starts at Grizedale Visitor Centre. It is 7 miles (11km) and takes about 1.5 hours to ride. The ride takes in ancient oak woodlands on the lower slopes of the valley.
- Grizedale has a fantastic network of bridleways and forest roads. If you’d like to explore more, trail maps are available from the visitor centre and the bike shop team can suggest routes to try.
Closest Bike Shop
- On site is a bike shop and cycle hire at Grizedale Mountain Bikes on 01229 860369
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Last updated: December 15, 2012
Red route - leaves a lot to be desired
The red trail needs some serious maintenance and some extensions to the singletrack to bring it up to date and to make sure people leave with a smile on their face, not feeling cheated (especially with the parking at nearly £7).