The Altura Trail at Whinlatter – North and South Loops
The Altura Trail at Whinlatter forest is the longest purpose built MTB trail in the Lake District at around 16km in length. It is split into two main sections that can be ridden separately. The North and the South Loops, which while they’re graded as a Red route have optional sections of more technical black sections to test the more advanced rider. The section on the South Loop is known as the DOA and the route on the map below does not include it, follow this link to view it.
The Altura Trail at Whinlatter – The North Loop – is a singletrack trail, with steep climbs, twisting turns, exhilarating descents involving berms, jumps and some technical Black (severe) graded sections as an option.The South Loop – Waymarked with a long ambitious climb to the top of Hospital Fell Ridge. The descent now awaits you. Expect fast flowing singletrack
with berms, jumps and natural features to challenge you
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: 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.