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High Street South

Lake District National Park

A brutally steep climb on the way up becomes a wild, fast and furious descent on the return journey.

Mountain Biking Severe

9 km
728 m
39 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
137 m
High Point
826 m
High Street South Map

From Troutbeck, a bridleway leads through Limefitt Park before heading up on an obvious stony track to the head of the valley. This becomes a grassy slog, before steepening so much that the only way up is to push or carry your bike up this seemingly never-ending climb (think of the descent if you need motivation...). Once up at the point where you can get back on your bike, the vague track heads north up a broad grassy ridge, before joining the good stony-based track to take you up onto High Street. Enjoy the impressive views in all directions, then turn around and ride back the way you came! That horrendous climb is now a wild grassy descent that will leave your arms pumped and your brakes fading! It's best ridden in the dry as the gradient of the descent means gaining enough traction to stop on the wet grass is completely impossible!



Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

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