Cumbria For Mountain Biking

The 61st most popular mountain bike trail in UK.

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Near Alston, there are several excellent bridleways and old roads through the remote northern tip of the Pennine Chain. Alston is located about 20 miles from the M6 near Penrith Junction at the intersection of A686, A689 and B6277.

The routes pass through the unforested, grassy limestone hills. Try ascending Cross Fell (2900), then follow the well-beaten trail west over the moors and descend into Kirkland to the Cumbria Cycleway. Or take in the High Cup Nick along the bridleway from Dufton to Langdon Beck.

Overall, Cumbria is the 61st most popular mountain bike trail of all 93 mountain biking rides in UK.


Local Contact(s):  Penne Outdoor Shop, Alston; British Tourism (800) 462-2748.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Alston Youth Hostel 01434 381509

Luxury Loding:  Chapel House B&B 01434 381112

Breakfast Restaurant:  Country Kitchen Cafe; Blueberry Tea Shop

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  5703


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