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Skiddaw House MTB ride

The Best Mountain Biking Trails Around Keswick

10 trails that will test your skills and take you to the most glorious parts of the Lake District.

Mountain Biking Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Severe, Extreme

Skiddaw House MTB ride
Skiddaw House MTB ride Photo: Brian Phillips


Keswick is the perfect base for outdoor adventurers, sitting between jutting mountain peaks and the glistening Derwentwater, right in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Riders can rise to the challenge of craggy mountain ridges and boggy fells on the many trails that surround this traditional market town.

As you’re more likely to have drizzling rain rather than blazing sunshine in the Lake District, it’s good to have an all-weather route up your sleeve. The Borrowdale Bash is a perfect loop starting in Keswick and taking you down the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. If you want a big day out and don't mind carrying bikes uphill for the reward of technically-challenging rocky descents, then try the Four Passes.

Sources https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/ https://www.visitcumbria.com/kes/keswick/

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