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Mountain Biking - Tim Woodcock Route

Mountain Biking - Tim Woodcock Route


Whilst there are various mountain route options available, the principal and fully documented route was originally devised by Tim Woodcock. Initially following the Sustrans cycleway from the west coast the route heads down the side of Ennerdale Water, over Black Sail past the end of Wastwater and on to Eskdale. From Eskdale the route east is via Ambleside, Kentmere and on to Shap at the Lake District's edge. It would be fair to say that areas across the Lakes are demanding and tough but but rewarded by some good down-hills and a huge sense of achievement.

Beyond the Lake District and the Pennines high point of Tan Hill (highest pub in England) there is some lovely riding through Swaledale to Richmond. Beyond here you take to tarmac across to Osmotherley before some great off road along the Cleveland Hills and on to the North York Moors.

Approx 289km - Total ascent 5214m


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Unit 2, Wild Boar,
St Lukes Road,
Kirkby Stephen,
CA17 4HT


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Map reference: NY 770090  Lat: 54.47629 Long: -2.35498

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