Helvellyn - Sticks Pass, Lake District Mountain Biking

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Helvellyn and Sticks Pass mountain bike trails are in the Lake District in Cumbria in England. Helvellyn is one of the highest peaks mountain bikers can ride and descent runs down the famous Sticks Pass.

Most of the natural riding here kicks off in Glenridding.

The Helvellyn - Sticks Pass MTB Trails

  • The terrain is rocky, steep, full of little boulders and technical. There are rock gardens, swooping corners, sweet singletrack and awesome heather bound scenery with mountain peaks, river streams and Lakes to take in
  • Some of the sections you may pass through are Glenridding, Dockray, Coach Road, Bruts Moss, Great Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Descend Sticks, Kepple Cove, Helvellyn, Nethermost, Dollywagon,  Grisedale ending up back in Glenridding
  • Expect some hike a bike action and it's not really an all-weather trail so as always respect the environment when and if deciding to ride this region. Also, this route is also popular with walkers so look out for other trail users

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Stick’s Pass MTB GPS route if full of rock gardens and singletrack. It starts in Glenridding, CA11, Cumbria and is 8 miles long.
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Helvellyn mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District. It is graded Hard / Difficult. it is a very technical 12.5 mile route over the summit of Helvellyn,, that climbs Sticks Pass and descends Dolywagon Pike and Grisedale. On a good day it will be a very big test of your stamina and riding skills, in bad weather you might want to give it a miss. It starts from Glenridding campsite.
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Helvellyn and Sticks Pass in the Lake District is a circular route. The route starts in Glenridding
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Helvellyn - Sticks Pass mountain bike route is in the Eastern Lake District is draged Hard/ Difficult and is 11.6 miles long. It starts from Glenridding (from the junction on the main road at the bridge over the river, by the corner shop). It climbs to the summit of Helvellyn via Glenridding Common before finishing with a descent of Sticks Pass. It’s a fantastic ‘proper’ mountain bike ride with lots of very technical descending, which is ample compensation for the sections of hike-a-biking.

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Helvellyn - one of the best Lake District rides
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Just awesome - descend by Stick pass or Dolly wagon you'll be smiling all the way!

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Views and Epicness - choice of ways down
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Can be busy with walkers at peak times
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Helvellyn for Sunrise - Nov 2013 - Perfect weather - Epic Views
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