Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:12 miles
Trail is currently openThere is a small (30m) way-marked diversion on the North loop and a short diversion at the end of the South loop to avoid some fallen trees.
Supported by Zyro, makers of Altura Clothing and mountain bike products, The Altura Trail puts the mountain back into biking and has been built for experienced riders with good off road skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina.
The trail is a 19 kilometre red grade mountain bike route which includes 15 kilometres of single track. There are challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and table tops. There are also fantatsic views of Derwent water, Bassenthwaite, Helvelyn and Skiddaw as the trail takes the rider to an altitude of 500m (1600ft) above Keswick.
A trail map is available at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre or the Cyclewise Shop at the trail head. The map is also available to download via the link on the right hand side of this page.
To get a virtual experience of the trail check out some great riders videos on Youtube and Vimeo
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsPeter bradbury, 1/Oct/2016
Fantastic day out with some great downhill secriins
5 StarsBrent, 22/Sep/2016
went in the summer when it was dry, thoroughly enjoyed it, i especialy enjoyed the grand national. veiws are exelent
5 StarsJonny P, 19/Aug/2016
Brilliant trail centre! The climbs are tough and lung busting and the descents are fast and exhilarating. If it were closer, I would go every week. I have never seen so many incredible views at a trail centre.
Blue route is a good option too. My 7 year old found it challenging in sections but very much rideable.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you, glad you're enjoying the trails. At least the fantastic views give you an excuse to stop and have a breather!