WE HAVE 5 LOCAL ROUTES FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT, BUT WE ALSO RECOMMEND USING THE KOMOOT APP
THE OLD COACH ROAD
East of Ullswater the massive Helvellyn range presents a formidable wall of high peaks. The first feasible breach in its defences is on the flanks of Clough Head and Matterdale Common at the northern end. At this point an old coaching road links Dockray with St John's in the Vale and provides an exciting high-level mountain bike route. The riding is a combination of moderate technical challenges with some fantastic descents and a pleasant return via minor roads and cycle tracks giving wide ranging views of both Skiddaw and Blencathra.
THRELKELD TO KESWICK OLD RAILWAY TRAIL
The trail is surfaced with smooth tarmac over the whole 5km, and gradients are very low.
They designed the trail to encourage access for all, and is well used by people in conventional wheelchairs and mobility scooters as well as people using other mobility aids and cyclists.
If you have managed to do the Old Coach Road Route and got to Threlkeld and still feel like going further then why not carry on to Keswick via The Old Railway Trail and have a bite to eat, then either cycle back to Ullswater or we can arrange to pick the bikes up for an extra charge (£35 charge maximum 2 people)
GREAT MELL FELL & LITTLE MELL FELL
Set amongst the gentle rolling fells on the northern side of Ullswater, the modest peaks of Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell display instantly recognisable profiles. They are surrounded by quiet lanes that loop them at a relatively high level. This cycle ride follows these lanes circumnavigating Little Mell Fell and nipping in the gap between Great Mell Fell allowing wonderful perspectives of them both and also opening up vistas to all the surrounding mountains and valleys.
ULLSWATER 'S NORTH WESTERN FELLS
The north western side of Ullswater is a mixture of low rolling fells interspersed with picturesque hamlets. Criss-crossing this quiet corner of the Lake District is a network of lanes and fell roads. This tour takes in all the best corners and provides, at every turn, fascinating and far reaching views. Amongst the many highlights are a full side view of the mighty Blencathra with its distinct ridges and gills, and the flashing glimpse of Ullswater as you free wheel down the A5091 from Dockray.
MOOR DIVOCK (Mountain Bike Ride)
Starts from the Northern end of Ullswater at Pooley Bridge , so you could always incorporate a boat ride on the Ullswater Steamers from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge.
The long ridge of the High Street range of fells terminates in an expansive moorland shoulder known as Moor Divock. It separates Ullswater and Pooley Bridge from Askham and the River Lowther. On the Ullswater side it has a classically Lakeland feel with steep sided hills whilst on the Askham side it has a more gentle rolling feel typical of the Pennines. Moor Divock has long been an important link and criss-crossing it is an extensive network of bridleways and tracks. The routes over it are perfect for mountain biking, particularly if you are new to the sport, as they are not overly technical, and although there are some hills they are moderately angled and are not very long. Starting at Pooley Bridge a pleasant figure of eight route is the best option as this gives the longest down hill runs and the shortest climbs.