Gorse Cycle Trail at Whinlatter

A new opportunity for adventure at Whinlatter Forest, the Gorse Cycle Trail opened 1st March 2019. The new waymarked 10km route, sticking mostly to well-surfaced forest roads, takes you to the best parts of the forest and explores the quieter corners of Whinlatter at Noble Knott. With stunning vistas across the Lake District, it’s one not to be missed.

Perfect for those with gravel bikes, mountain bikes, mountain e-bikes and hybrid bikes, there’s a whole new part of the forest to explore. There are many long gradual climbs and descents where a good standard of fitness and low gear ratios is beneficial– being England’s only mountain forest, there isn’t much flat ground to be found!

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

Trail information

Start near Cyclewise and follow grey waymarkers.
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Grade - Forest Road
Trail Length
10km / 6.2 miles
Is this grade for you?
Suitable for cyclists in good health. Gradients can vary. Surfaces may be uneven or potholed in places. Look out for vehicles & other users.