The bridleway descending from Natty Bridge

Dunnerdale & Walna Scar

Saturday 12th April 2014

Dunnerdale is one of the quieter parts of the Lake District and it has a fair share of classic bridleways to choose from. I met Gary and Martin from Kendal for this ride at Torver, and we made our...

Sty Head

Keswick to Millom

Friday 22nd November 2013

An idea I've had for a while was to ride across the Lakes to my parents house at Millom, making use of as much bridleway as possible. With a weekend visit to my parents due, I decided to put the plan...

The view from the top of Nan Bield Pass.

Nan Bield & Gatesgarth

Sunday 8th September 2013

This route takes in two classic Lake District passes. At just under 11 miles, it isn't the longest of rides, but this should in no way be mistaken for being a gentle stroll out. There was a...

The top of the first descent.

The Howgills

Saturday 31st August 2013

Wedged between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales is the small range of fells known as the Howgills. Because of their neighbouring National Parks, the terrain of the Howgills is unique; a...

The trail head.


Tuesday 20th August 2013

Jen and I were camping at Llangollen for a week, so it was a fair certainty we would give the trail centre at Llandegla a visit, being under 10 miles away. We arrived at the trail head late afternoon...

The first descent down to the Cockpit stone circle above Ullswater.

Askham & Beda Fell

Thursday 11th July 2013

A particularly warm and clear evening for this ride, we did one of our regular bridleways first, up from the village of Askham and down to the Cockpit stone circle, before a long steady descent on...

Descending off the edge of High Pike.

High Pike, Mosedale & Dash Falls

Saturday 6th July 2013

This ride was a bit of an experiment, so this write up is more of a series of notes for future reference. We did this ride clock-wise and setting out I new well that it would probably be better done...

Small stream crossing on the first climb out of Hawkshead.

Grizedale Forest from Hawkshead

Sunday 30th June 2013

Like the ride we did back in April this year, this one follows some of the many bridleways in Grizedale Forest, although virtually a completely different route, demonstrating how much choice there is...

Looking over Grasmere on Loughrigg Terrace.

Loughrigg loop

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Some rides make me realise how lucky I am to live so close to the Lake District. This short ride, which takes in the two bridleways either side of Loughrigg Fell was certainly one of those. On a...

Wind, hail and a rainbow.


Saturday 22nd June 2013

This weekend, I headed over to Swaledale, for a few days of biking, based at the Dales Bike Centre with Michael and Robert. Unfortunately, Robert had an injury, meaning that he couldn't ride, but was...


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