More about the English Lakes
Betwixt Coniston and Windermere is a land that escapes some of the tourist
hurly burly. Although Hawkshead is rightly a honey-pot for visitors, just
over the hills to the south over a single track road that cannot easily
accommodate cars is a world that is ideal for families and mountain bike
The area is popular with mountain bikers and in 2005 The North Face Mountain
Bike Trail was started at huge expense , a
At present Grizedale Forest attracts 200,000 visitors a year of which 25% of these are cyclists/mountain bikers and it is expected that this number will increase to 250,000 in two years because of this new development.
The cycle trail will contour round the forest travelling through deciduous
and coniferous woodlands. Both challenging and exhilarating the majority
of the trail will be narrow and twisty, though it will be accessible to
both keen The North Face Mountain Bike Trail aims to emulate the success
of the hugely popular trails in North Wales."
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