Riding around GrizedaleOff-road (fireroad & singletrack)
Total Ascent: 360m (1185')
Nearest Town: Hawkshead
Start/Finish Point: Blind Lane Car Park (parking)
Map ref: 344913


Grizedale Forest mountain bike routes, firetrail fun!

  1. Start Point - Blind Lane car park(GR344913) near Force Mills. Turn right (west), towards Force Mills. Then turn right at t-junction (towards Satterthwaite). Then ride to a t-junction with forest road, this is Map of Grizedale Bogle Crag picnic site. Turn right here, going south at the t-junction, keeping right (on hairpin at valley head, effectively south) then swinging right(again), over spur to t-junction with singletrack bridleway off left (east).
  2. Go 75yds/70m, going south through tall gate, through two fords (on twisty singletrack then fire-road), turning left at the t-junction at 0.5m/0.8km, passing tall log sculpture (Cathedral of Unknown Desires). Then turning left onto a way-marked bridleway (at 0.6m/1km) down to the road (at 0.9m/1.5km). Turn right, then left on bridleway track (at 100yds/90m), swinging right (north east) in field (at 0.15m/0.25km) and going through gate into woods (at 0.2m/0.3km) on obvious single-track to the road at Devil's Gallop (at 0.8m/1.3km). Turn right at T-junction with bridleway at Hazleseat (at 1.4m/2.2km), turn right at path/track junction onto bridleway singletrack (at 2.25m/3.6km). Turn left on the road at Low Dale Park (at 3m/4.8km) and keep right at t-junctions, soon after to reach Blind Lane car park(GR344913). The end

Small Print: No author nor the editor shall bear any responsibility for any mishap, injury, death or other incident or inconvenience suffered whilst riding any of the routes described. Anybody following any such route does so entirely at their own risk. Anybody wishing to ride on footpaths or other non-permitted routes does so entirely by their own risk.