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Cycling in Grizedale

Latest News (26/04/2017 16:00)

Please note the Black route on the west side of the forest will be closed on Friday 28th April and Sunday 30th April 2017 for an event.

Grizedale forest provides a great day out for all levels of cyclist. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead the cyclist around the forest on forest roads and tracks.

We have Grizedale Mountain Bikes on site for bike hire including children’s bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and electric bikes.  Visit the Grizedale Mountain Bikes website for more info, prices and to book online. Clothing, spares and bike accessories are also available in the shop.


Goosey Foot Tarn Trail
  • Moderate
The shortest of our waymarked cycle trails, but there are still small hills involved, so be warned! The trail takes you past Goosey Foot and Juniper Tarns, two of our twenty or so man-made tarns.
Grizedale Tarn Trail
  • Moderate
This trail meanders through the forest with lovely woodland views around Bogle Crag. Watch out though...Bogle means ghost!
Hawkshead Moor Trail
  • Moderate
A long cycle trail taking in much of the forest on the western side of the valley and overlooking Coniston Water. Fantastic views of the heart of the Lake District, looking across Coniston to the Langdales.
Moor Top Trail
  • Moderate
Take a journey through our ancient oak woodlands on the lower slopes of the valley. A great place to hear forest bird life, especially if you are cycling early or late in the day.
Mountain Bike Orienteering
  • Hard
Fancy a challenge on your mountain bike while still taking in the beauty of Grizedale Forest. Choose one of our 6 different graded Trailquest courses from Easy forest roads, ideal for beginners, approx 8 miles to hard forest road and singletrack with lots of climbing, approx 20 miles.
Mushroom Cycle Trail
  • Moderate
Mushroom Cycle Trail - Find the wooden mushrooms scattered around the forest using the map. There are two trails to choose from, a long version (7 miles) or a short version (3 miles).
Silurian Way Cycle Trail
  • Moderate
A great long distance cycle route which takes in many sculptures. The trail covers both sides of the valley taking in contrasting forest habitats and wonderful views. Be prepared for the hills though!
The North Face Mountain Bike Trail
  • Hard
The North Face Mountain Bike Trail consists of nine sections of sinuous singletrack trail on the west side of Grizedale Forest. The trail offers adrenelising sections of single track descent with leg burning up hills, contouring through oak woodlands and conifer forest.
Last updated: 30th March 2017

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