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.
Determined riders might just about ride the bridleway that leads around the side of Lattrig at the start of this ride, but from here it's a long push or carry uphill which will take most mortals at least 2 hours.
The views from the top are stunning though and once you've recovered from the uphill slog, it's a fast and crazy descent back to Keswick, retracing your steps from the climb.
Steep, rocky, rutted, loose, gnarly, uncontrollably fast and at times scary, adrenaline levels will be peaking if you can manage to stay on all the way down! This is not a ride to do on a busy summer weekend, when you'll be sharing the path with hundreds of walkers.