Grizedale Forest is a fantastic for biking. The North Face single track route gives experienced mountain bikers an adrenaline rush while the forest roads and bridleways have a range of safe, off-road routes for different abilities. There are 5 waymarked cycle trails of different lengths - download a bike trail map from the site or buy one in the forest shop.
The North Face trail is a red graded 16km loop which includes 9 sections of sinuous singletrack trail on the west side of Grizedale Forest. The trail offers adrenaline pumping sections of single track descent along with leg burning ascents contouring through oak woodlands and conifer forest. Find out more about the trail and the other single track mountain biking nearby on the adventure link on this site. New for 2012 is "The Black", a new downhill section. Graded black, this is for the experienced mountain biker only.
Grizedale Mountain Bikes is the on site bike shop, where you can hire a bike and accessories, get a service for your own bike or browse through the bikes and bike kit in the shop. The staff will be able to give you advice on all things biking, whether it's buying a new one or looking for a good route to take through the forest. The shop is now one of the new hubs in the electric bike network where you can charge up an electric bike - that should help take some of the sting out of Grizedale's hills!
Trail conditions and any trail closures or diversions are notified via our trail ticker update (see top of page).
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The following way marked trail use the forest roads and bridleways, click for more information:
Start at Moor Top car park - blue waymarker - 2 miles - 0.5 hours - moderate
Start at Bogle Crag car park - black waymarker - 4.5 miles - 1.5 hours - moderate
Start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - purple waymarker - 7 miles - 1.5 hours - moderate
Start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - green waymarker - 10.5 miles - 2.5 hours - demanding
Start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - orange waymarker - 14 miles - 3.5 hours - demanding
Trail maps can be downloaded from our downloads area here.