The Hawkshead Moor Trail at Grizedale
The Hawkshead Moor Trail at Grizedale forest is one of six forestry road waymarked routes that are suitable for the less technical rider. The Hawkshead Moor Trail takes in a wide loop around Carron Crag, with the tougher North Face Trail roughly following the same route in places. So make sure you follow the green waymarkers and that you don’t end up on a tough and tricky downhill descent!
The Hawkshead Moor Trail at Grizedale – covers a large part of the western side of the forest and gives wonderful panoramic views, both west towards Coniston Old Man and North towards Ambleside, the Langdale fells and Helvellyn beyond….
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: 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 there 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.