Lake District Mountain Biking

Essential Trails

Author: Richard Staton Chris Gore

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Paperback publication date: 17 Jun 2021

Paperback ISBN: 9781839810732

Lake District Mountain Biking – Essential Trails is the fully updated third edition of Vertebrate Publishing's bestselling mountain bike guide to the Lake District National Park. It includes rides around Grizedale, High Street and Borrowdale, and much more, and features industry-standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with action photography.

Lake District Mountain Biking – Essential Trails is the full third edition of the bestselling guide to some of the finest mountain bike riding in the UK.

Featured are over 20 of the best mountain bike rides in the Lake District, between 12 and 60 kilometres in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers.

Explore classic rides around Walna Scar, High Street and Borrowdale, and discover several lesser-known gems. Ride moorland singletrack, tackle massive climbs and rattle along some of the rockiest trails you’ll ever encounter on two wheels. Enjoy lakeside cruises, picturesque valleys and 360-degree panoramas.

Researched, ridden and written by local riders Richard Staton and Chris Gore, each route features clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps; easy-to-follow directions; details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings; and refreshment stops and local knowledge.

A Bonus Section includes information about the man-made trails at Whinlatter and Grizedale, Top Tens and a detailed Appendix. Also includes downloadable GPX files.

Richard Staton started mountain biking back in Bristol in 1991 on a Trek 970 while on a student work placement from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Being based most of the time in Sheffield those early years were spent riding in The Peak District. After graduation he moved to the South Lakes where he stayed in order to feed his addiction. Over a decade later, he's still here and still riding!

Chris Gore is better known for his rock climbing escapades. It is little known that he has been riding bikes since his first tricycle, starting in London and finally seeing good sense and finishing in the Lakes (there are no mountains in London). Chris enjoys both road and MTB and throws himself down rocky slopes on a regular basis. Hey, it's faster than walking!

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