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Mountain bike trails

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

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

Kit up and hit the trails like a pro with Trail Smart.

Trail Smart is a series of beautifully shot videos brought to you by British Cycling, to help mountain bikers nail essential skills and head to the trails prepared for an awesome day out.

For both regular riders and those hoping to dabble in dirt, the video guides provide helpful how-tos for the techniques that will open up the outdoors and get you rolling with bags of confidence.

For more information on how to be Trail Smart visit the British Cycling website where you can find all the videos.

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.
Mountain Bike Orienteering
  • Moderate
A new way to explore the forest on your mountain bike
Quercus Trail
  • Moderate
This fantastic blue grade route is 7.5km long with a shorter 3.5 km option
Last updated: 18th January 2018

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.