Floutern Tarn and Loweswater

A quiet ride away from the busier parts of the Lakes, taking in the little-known track over Floutern Pass and gentle trails above the lovely Loweswater.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
6.6 km
Ascent
337 m
Descent
621 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
128 m
High Point
613 m
Gradient
19˚
Floutern Tarn and Loweswater Map

From the parking at Maggie's Bridge, follow the lonely valley of Mosedale up to a push past Floutern Tarn. Be aware that in anything but dry conditions this can be boggy! A great descent drops you down to Ennerdale, where hilly single-track lanes bring you back through Lamplugh to some fine high level riding above Holme Wood and Loweswater and a steep old mine track descent to finish.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

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