Route ID: 254122

Riding the Wainwrights - Fleetwith Pike Base Brown

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    3 years ago

    Starts near Keswick, GBSEARCH NEARBY
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    9.220 miles
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    3067 ft | 3054 ft 
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    A relatively short route which doesn't take in the high fells but it was hot weather and quite a bit of carrying so OK to do when I wasn't fit. Choice of quarry track or old tramway up from Honister Pass - the former is easier and better views being closer to the valley. Singletrack (sort of) to Fleetwith Pike and back then the path which skirts Grey Knotts and Brandreth before climbing up to Green Gable. You don't have to go to the summit of Green Gable but it does have great views, particularly of Great Gable, except that it is usually in cloud. Tricky ride down to Base Brown and portage back up then along the ridge. Directly down to Honister is rideable but for this ride I started further down the pass in order to add Castle Crag afterwards and so dropped off the ridge further off Seatoller Fell which was not quite rideable - should have dropped down to Honister as the spur isn't a good ride anyway, being rather boggy and no real path.

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