A fantastic technical ride from Glenridding up and down Sticks Pass on the way to and from Helvellyn - this is many people's favourite Lakeland descent.


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.


This route is good in both directions, with some great technical singletrack climbing on the way up from the old Glenridding mines, (as well as an inevitable amount of pushing) and what many would vote as one of the best descents in the Lakes.

The route summits Sticks Pass before turning and undulating (big undulations!) over to Helvellyn.

From the summit, the outward journey is simply reversed for some fantastic technical and challenging singletrack riding all the way down to the pubs and cafes of Glenridding.