13 miles
2,439 ft
-2,439 ft
836 ft
High Point

Starting in Satterthwaite and taking the climb through Breasty Haw into upper great wood. 1st descent through the purples, Devil's gallop, then a big road slog to Esthwaite lodge (public footpath) until the riverbeds down to visitor's centre. Get some ginger cake in you before the 3 witches back to the car.

Great, rocky, tech, fast riding. Not so long that you're blowing your legs to bits, either.

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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for Grizedale no North Face mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    237 ft
  • Altitude start
    286 ft
  • Altitude end
    285 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Grizedale north face with paulo
Grizedale north face with paulo
15:49 | 224 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 26, 2015
Grizedale North face a bit slow first time and on my own no room for error no one to pick me up lol
5 yr old dudes first red trail
5 yr old dudes first red trail
1:25 | 318 | comments: 1 | favs:
Oct 27, 2014
Li'l ripper on his first red trail at Grizedale Forest in the Lake District.
Grizedale North Face Section GoPro
Grizedale North Face Section GoPro
1:03 | 476 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 9, 2011
Short section of north face trail at grizedale forest on the new dh bike. Using a GoPro Helmet Hero Wide

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

The North Face Trail
May 28, 2017 @ 12:36pm
May 28, 2017
Breasty Haw North Descent
Jun 25, 2016 @ 11:57am
Jun 25, 2016
Fallen tree blocking the path where some of the forestry work has been going on. Just over half way down.
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