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Leaving Ambleside on the main road, a few kilometres of pedalling brings you to a series of steep track and road climbs and a short descent.
Further quiet roads lead to the Dubbs Road track and a rough but pleasant climb past the reservoir.
Beautiful views down the valley of Ill Bell and Park Fell may tempt you to return to this area for a bigger day out next time.
A fun little downhill through Limefitt park follows, before bridleways and singletrack lanes climb up out of Troutbeck towards High Skelghyll Farm.
The best is saved for last with the final descent past Jenkin's Crag proving rocky, rooty, technical and with plenty of different line choices to keep you entertained.