Altitude Profile (223 ft to 951 ft)
This ride combines part of the North Face trail, great climbs, some classic descents and greatLake Districtscenery.
The route stars at the Grizedale visitor centre and climbs to the top of Grizedale on the North Face trail. After a loop over Low Parkamoor with its stunning views over Coniston comes the fastLawsonParkdescent, followed by a road climb to High Cross.
Here another section of the N Face trail leads to Hawkhead Moor, followed by the testing descent from the Fox statue to Esthwaite. A climb upClaifeHeightsleads to another good descent, and then a road climb to rejoin the North Face Trail at Hawkshead Moor for a final blast down to the visitor centre.
The route can be shortened by missing out the Parkamoor loop.
DISTANCE : 24 miles
TOTAL CLIMB : 3500 ft.
GRADING : (easy, medium, hard, extreme)
Technical difficulty: hard/extreme
TERRAIN : technical rocky climbs and descents, some road sections, parts of the North Face Trail
START POINT: Grizedale Visitor Centre LA22 0QJ
N 54°20.331' W 3°01.371'
N 54°20'19.898" W 3°1'22.309"
N +54.3388606 E -3.02286380
N 54°20.450' W 3°01.414'
N 54°20'27.018" W 3°1'24.898"
N +54.3408386 E -3.02358297
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