Analysing terrain data
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.
From the car park in Patterdale, a quick road pedal takes you to Bridgend and a wide track rising steeply uphill to Boredale Hause.
Kudos to anyone who rides all the way up this! The trail becomes vague for a while here as it crosses a plateau before becoming good singletrack and a fast, swoopy descent, with a few tricky steep drops down to Martindale.
Quiet lanes lead around to Sandwick and the start of some great highly technical and challenging riding which undulates, at times steeply, around the Lakeshore back to Patterdale.