Off Road Rides in the Lake District



by Jon Sparks

The second in a series of themed cycle guides to the Lake District, Off-Road Rides outlines a series of cycle rides filling the often-overlooked gap between easy forest roads and hardcore mountain biking.

The routes seek out enjoyable tracks and trails, linked by quiet lanes. They include café and picnic stops, plus points of interest along the way.



Off Road Rides in the Lake District

Adventures on trails and tracks

In an easy-to-use pocket-book format, Off-Road Rides gives a series of expertly chosen cycle routes, featuring delightful tracks and trails in and around the Lake District National Park.

With Ordnance Survey mapping, clear route directions and professional photography throughout, this little guide book presents some of the most enjoyable riding in the district, suitable for a wide range of riders (and bikes!).


  • The Lake District: an introduction
  • Equipment
  • Grading the Rides
  • Clothing and Kit
  • The Rides at a Glance
  • Askham Fell and Ullswater
  • Blawith and Subberthwaite Common
  • The Cartmel Valley
  • Coniston and Tilberthwaite
  • Crosby Ravensworth Fell
  • Lorton and Loweswater
  • A Loughrigg Circuit
  • Staveley and Kentmere
  • The Secret South
  • Windermere and Hawkshead.
  • Useful Information

What they say …

“Great little guides with some fantastic routes.”

Tony Says


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