Gorse Cycle Trail at Whinlatter
The Gorse Cycle Trail at Whinlatter forest is a forestry road trail that doesn’t take in any technical sections. It does have its fair share of climbing, for which you’ll need a good level of fitness but you’ll be rewarded with some impressive viewst towards the surrouding fells.
The Gorse Cycle Trail at Whinlatter – This trail is largely on well surfaced forest roads and is aimed at those with gravel bikes, hybrid bikes, electric MTB bikes and MTB bikes. There are many long gradual climbs and descents where a good standard of fitness and low gear ratios is beneficial. The route goes through the best parts of Whinlatter with stunning vista across the Lake District and exploring the quieter corners of Whinlatter at Noble Knott.
Ride Map and Elevation ProfileDownload file for GPS
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: Whinlatter Mountain Bike Centre
Whinlatter can be found just outside the town of Keswick in the Lake District, practically on the doorstep of the village of Braithwate.
Whinlatter is one of two purpose built MTB centres in the Lake District along with Grizedale Forest and along with a network of forestry tracks and bridleways, has three MTB trails to suit the beginner through to the more technical rider. Like most places in the area, it’s well geared up for holidaymakers and families.