A Lakeland classic that provides a fine day out in the big hills for riders with strong legs and lungs!


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.


Starting with a brutal grind straight out of the carpark at Low Hartsop, you'll get a flavour of what's in store on this ride! Once at Hayeswater, steep pushing/carrying/climbing takes you up to a better defined and more rideable track heading from the Knott to Rampsgill Head.

There are impressive views in all directions on a good day but it's not somewhere you'd really want to be on a bad one! Undulating riding follows the ridge over High Raise, Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill, from where a fast, swoopy, grassy descent drops you down to a track junction.

Turning back on yourself, another fun flowy descent leads to Howtown, and a contouring bridleway and steady road and track climbing section up the quiet valley of Boredale.

the last section is a steep carry but it's over quickly, and soon you'll be hurtling down the final fast and steep descent...just make sure you can stop for any walkers on their way up! A pleasant wide track and short road section deliver you back to Hartsop to finish this great day out.