Red mountain bike trail at Whinlatter

Red mountain bike trail - challenging singletrack route

The red route puts the mountain back into biking and has been built for experienced riders with good off road skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina.

There are also fantastic views of Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Helvellyn and Skiddaw as the trail takes the rider to an altitude of 500m (1600ft) above Keswick.

The trail is divided into the north and south loop. Start is above Cyclewise bike shop for the 10km North loop and across the road from the main visitor entrance for the South loop.

To find out about mountain bike hire, contact Cyclewise, our on-site bike shop and hire specialists.


Trail information

Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, CA12 5TW
A trail map is available at the visitor centre
Grade - Red
Is this grade for you?
Red grade trails are suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills
Trail Length
12 miles (19 km)