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Nearest Town: Hawkshead   

The North Face Mountain Bike Trail consists of nine sections of sinuous singletrack trail with leg burning up hills on the west side of Grizedale Forest. Read more

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The North Face Mountain Bike Trail consists of nine sections of sinuous singletrack trail on the west side of Grizedale Forest. The trail offers adrenelising sections of single track desent with leg burning up hills, contouring through oak woodlands and conifer forest. The challenging trail also gives the mountain biker tricky board walk sections through meadows yet reward the trail rider with outstanding views along the way.

The trail is for experienced mountain bikers and has a RED grade. It is suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and fitness. The trail has challenging climbs, tricky descents and technical features such as drop offs and large rocks.

Start from the Visitor Centre and follow the North Face Trail waymarkers.

  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Cafe Cafe
Nearest Town: Hawkshead
Website: www.forestry.gov.uk
Sat Nav: LA22 0QJ
Grid Ref: SD 335943

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 6.3438 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 6.3438 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 6.3438 out of 10
Facilities
Facilities 6.4063 out of 10
Location
Location 6.4063 out of 10

"dull as dishwater"
Review by: superbad on 18 February 2011


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Head south out of Hawkshead, turning right up a tiny lane signposted to Grizedale just as you leave the houses. The centre is on your right after about two miles.

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Last modified: 2018-05-24 08:16:05
North Face Trail 3.2 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.

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