The North Face Trail at Grizedale
Trail Grade – Red - Difficult Grade
The North Face Trail at Grizedale forest is the main technical trail, along with the short and technical “Black” trail. The North Face Trail takes in a wide loop around Carron Crag, and follows sections of the easier Hawkshead Moor Trail in places, with both routes roughly shadowing each other.
The North Face Trail at Grizedale – Purpose-built MTB trail, offering adrenalising sections of singletrack descent and leg burning climbs. Be warned, there are plenty of challenging boardwalks. This trail is suitable for mountain bikers only and requires a high level of skill and fitness
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.