Route ID: 268887

Riding The Wainwrights - Castlerigg Fell

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    Cycle route mapped by  David Goode Photo
    3 years ago

    Starts near Keswick, GBSEARCH NEARBY
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    12.171 miles
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    2808 ft | 2808 ft 
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    This route bags High Rigg, a nice rideable small fell for starters, back to the A591 and drag the bike up a ridiculously steep field to what looked like an interesting track ... but it wasn't a good choice - unrideable for 500m from the main road and a very slow walk. Once onto the shoulder of Pike Fell, the going improves and apart from climbing a fence to reach the footpath up from Rakefoot straightforward to Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell, wet along to High Seat and even wetter towards High Tove before striking east down through rough vegetation to the corner of the forest. There's a bit of a rough clearing in the forest that leads through to the start of the forestry track although it is not obvious. Great track down to the little path up to Raven Crag, just a minor detour before continuing the track and then back through Shoulthwaite Farm.

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