Goosey Foot Tarn Trail at Grizedale
The Goosey Foot Tarn trail at Grizedale forest is the shortest of half a dozen forestry road waymarked routes that are suitable for the less technical rider. The Goosey Foot Tarn Trail starts from the Moor Top Car park and at under 4km in length, this is a trail that’s perfect for young families looking for an easy trail to follow. The route is waymarked in blue.
There is a short ascent at the start of around 50 metres, but once you’ve pedalled, pushed and carried yourself and the little ones up the climb you can relax in the knowledge that it’s all downhill from here on.
The Goosey Foot Tarn Trail at Grizedale is the shortest of our waymarked cycle trails, but there are still small hills involved, so be warned! The trail takes you past Goosey Foot and Juniper Tarns, two of our 20 or so man-made tarns.
Ride Map and Elevation Profile
Remember that you can download the GPX File for the MTB route above and use in your GPS device or on your favourite mapping app. We’ll have a run down of how to use GPX files on your MTB route soon.
Base Summary: Grizedale Mountain Bike Centre
Grizedale along with Whinlatter near Keswick, is one of two MTB centres in the Lake District run by Forestry England. It is located between Coniston Water and Windermere, a few miles south of the village of Hawkshead.
Grizedale is a family oriented centre, with numerous easy forestry road routes and only two technical routes for more accomplished MTB riders. Though therre are a number of unofficial off-piste routes and enduro lines such as The Viking as well as an extensive network of bridleways to be explored.