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 StarsJim Tilley, 1/Jan/2017
Had a great day out, did the north and south loop. Me and some of the lads thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be making a visit or two again this year
5 StarsHazel Walton, 11/Dec/2016
Fantastic day, thank you! My son loved the Altura and I think the Seat How Summit Trail is the best forest trail going. Very atmospheric in the most today! Can also recommend the gingerbread in the cafe...
5 StarsPeter bradbury, 1/Oct/2016
Fantastic day out with some great downhill secriins