Mountain biking in Eskdale

Overview

For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale via Miterdale.

What makes it special

  • Quiet mountain tracks for biking on

Hostels nearby

YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds

Mountain biking in Eskdale

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Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90 & a bit of 96, and Explorer OL6

OS Grid Ref: NY194010

Lat/Lng: 54.398931, -3.241619

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

If you fancy a challenge then try the high peaks of Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Harter Fell just a stone's throw from the hostel door.

Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill

1 mile The mill with its historic working machinery, is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England.

Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.

Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.

Relaxing swim in Wast Water

Watersports in Wasdale

The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

Climbing

Climbing in Coniston

Close by there is skilled scrambling on the famous Pudding Stone - on this large boulder alone there are 30 different challenging routes.  Not much further away there are classic climbing and scr

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Runner tying shoe laces on trainer

Running in Coniston

The fells and trails of the Lake District abound with opportunities to take your running to new heights and achieve euphoria.  And where better to base your experience than this remote retreat of

Muncaster Castle with Steppe Eagal and handler insert

Muncaster Castle

Historic haunted castle, with 70 acres of stunning Gardens, set against the back drop of the fells.  Home to the Hawk and Owl Centre, where from Easter through to min-Oct there are daily flying d

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Climbing

Climbing in Langdale

Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll are just a few of the numerous rock climbing spots which line the Langdale valley floor, providing some of the most spectacular rock routes in the UK - come and

Coniston, with The Old Man range behind

Walking and Rambling around Coniston Holly How

Explore the drama of Coniston Old Man and Weatherlam compared to the tranquillity of Tarn Hows in Beatrix Potter country.  Wind your way up through the mining heritage of Coniston, through a jagg

Mountain Biking on the nearby Helvellyn

Mountain Biking around Coniston Holly How

There's low level bridleways with easy wooded terrain for youngsters, while the more adventurous can take on the challenge of Walna Scar Road or the north face trail in Grizedale Forest.

Couple cycling in the Lake District, Cumbria

Cycling in Coniston Holly How

The circular route around Coniston Water is perfect for easy, relaxing rides.  Take on the high altitude buzz of Hardknott and Wrynose passes from the hostel.  The Fred Whitton Challenge aro

Coniston town centre

The Ruskin Museum

Exhibition including the Ruskin collection, the copper mines, slate, geology, farming and Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Visit the website