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Mountain Biking

Whinlatter is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.

Trail diversions - due to trail maintenance and tree felling work some trail diversions are currently in place.

Quercus Trail - now open with diversions in place.

At the moment the trail has limited sections of single track.  
There is alot of forest roads and these act as links, joining the single track together.

Please follow all warning, advisory and diversion signs. A free map of the revised route is available form Visitor Information.

Altura trail North loop - now open.

Altura Trail South loop - now open with a small diversion at the end through Revelin Moss car park.

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At the trail head there is a purpose built cycle shop run by Cyclewise of Penrith which offers bike hire, spare parts, clothing, maintenance and new bike sales. 

Altura Trail
  • Hard
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.
Quercus Trail
  • Moderate
This fantastic blue grade route is 7.5km long with a shorter 3.5 km option

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