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Coniston to the North

Lake District National Park

A different way to approach the great central lakes riding.

Mountain Biking Difficult

19 km
570 m
570 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
45 m
High Point
245 m
Coniston to the North Map

This is a popular mountain biking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's not remote, it features low exposure and is typically done all year round. From a low point of 45 m to the maximum altitude of 245 m, the route covers 19 km, 570 vertical metres of ascent and 570 vertical metres of descent.


A southern approach to the great central lakes riding. Can be done from Ambleside but in this direction you stay away from most of the crowds.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Gardens

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