The “Black” Trail at Grizedale
The “Black” Trail at Grizedale forest is one of two technical trails at this trail centre along with the North Face Trail. It’s only around 1km long, and more of a practice track than a trail in the true sense of the word.
The Black Trail at Grisdale – An awesome blast of jumps and berms, with steep descents, not for the faint hearted. There is a split along this section, watch out for the signs and only do the double diamond run if an expert rider
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.