High Street

A Lakeland classic that provides a fine day out in the big hills for riders with strong legs and lungs!

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
22 km
Ascent
1.1 km
Descent
1.1 km
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
146 m
High Point
795 m
Gradient
18˚
High Street Map

Starting with a brutal grind straight out of the carpark at Low Hartsop, you'll get a flavour of what's in store on this ride! Once at Hayeswater, steep pushing/carrying/climbing takes you up to a better defined and more rideable track heading from the Knott to Rampsgill Head. There are impressive views in all directions on a good day but it's not somewhere you'd really want to be on a bad one! Undulating riding follows the ridge over High Raise, Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill, from where a fast, swoopy, grassy descent drops you down to a track junction. Turning back on yourself, another fun flowy descent leads to Howtown, and a contouring bridleway and steady road and track climbing section up the quiet valley of Boredale. the last section is a steep carry but it's over quickly, and soon you'll be hurtling down the final fast and steep descent...just make sure you can stop for any walkers on their way up! A pleasant wide track and short road section deliver you back to Hartsop to finish this great day out.

Difficulty

Severe

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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