A short and popular loop from Ambleside with some fun technical riding, this makes a great evening or night ride.


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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


Leaving Ambleside on the main road, a few kilometres of pedalling brings you to a series of steep track and road climbs and a short descent.

Further quiet roads lead to the Dubbs Road track and a rough but pleasant climb past the reservoir.

Beautiful views down the valley of Ill Bell and Park Fell may tempt you to return to this area for a bigger day out next time.

A fun little downhill through Limefitt park follows, before bridleways and singletrack lanes climb up out of Troutbeck towards High Skelghyll Farm.

The best is saved for last with the final descent past Jenkin's Crag proving rocky, rooty, technical and with plenty of different line choices to keep you entertained.