Many people visiting the Cumbria and the English Lake District do so for the walking, and it is little wonder in a landscape that has inspired many famous artists, authors and poets over the generations. Peaks such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Coniston Old Man are all popular, as are many of the lower level hills such Orrest Head, a personal favourite of William Wordworth’s. But the Lakes is also an outdoor playground for many other activities – climbing, fell running and a host of watersports to name just a few.
And of course mountain biking. There are many trails in the Lake District that are not suited to road bikes but allow you to get off the beaten path, explore the scenery and cover quite a bit of ground in a shorter time that you might otherwise by walking. Over the coming months, we hope to