5 miles
Distance
1,561 ft
Climb
-1,553 ft
Descent
01:56:52
Avg time

Nan Bield Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Staveley
    Kentmere
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #37248 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 30 in Hiking

From Mountain Bike Rider Magazine (3 Feb 2014)

This ride is all about reaching the infamous Nan Bield Pass and experiencing the Kentmere Common descent that follows it.

Sunken alpine hairpins, fast stony singletrack, sketchy, mucky gambles, sudden techy chutes, chilling streams, nightmare ruts and some all-out randomness… all set amid an awesome Lakeland valley landscape.

But before you get to the fun wild stuff you’ve got a fair amount of leg and shoulder work to do. The Lake District ain’t no trail centre. You have to put in the grunts before you get to the stunts.

The relatively gentle warm-up along pastoral farm tracks heading away from Stile End acts as an ideal way of easing yourself into the day’s adventure. The speedy but straightforward descent down into Longsleddale is a nice awakening of the synapses but it’s in no way indicative of the descents that you’ll have to deal with later.

An almighty climb up the valley head takes you to the Gatescarth Pass, whereupon the descending switches up a gear with a speedway hurtle down into the amazing Haweswater valley. But the best is yet to come. And the worst.

The worst is dealt with first: getting up to Nan Bield Pass. The first third is rideable, the middle is a lovely contour around the stunning Small Water tarn, the final is a killer hike-a-bike up a trail resembling an insane rockery.

It’s hard work. But it’s well worth it. From Nan Bield Pass back down to Stile End will live long in the memory.


Read more at http://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/nan-bield-lake-district-gps-route-download-319992#V6IEmtMkPAXw3xwL.99

source: MBR
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nan Bield Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    725 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    834 ft
  • Altitude end
    842 ft
  • Grade
    0.031%
  • Grade max
    -45.031%
  • Grade min
    46.257%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,088 ft
  • Avg time
    01:56:52
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      flag Georgearnxld112 (Mar 29, 2018 at 11:56)
       Is this ok for a hard tail ??
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