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Tagged: Mountain Biking

Outdoor and Indoor activities for all ages in the North Lakes

Date: 25th March 2013

Our previous blog post listed 10 companies who offer adrenaline or adventurous activities that visitors to the South Lakes might like to try. With the lake district being the adventure capital of the UK there is still plenty of activities for all ages in the Northern Lake District, so here is another 10 for you to consider:

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Claife Heights mountain bike / walking route

Date: 14th March 2012

Claife Heights mountain bike / walking route

Claife Heights is a circular route of approx 10 miles and includes some great forest tracks, a long climb up Base Camp, where you are rewarded with some fantastic views, and then some good downhill sections. You can even pop into the Sawrey hotel for a quick pint before heading back down to the carpark or car ferry.

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Grizedale Forest Information

Date: 12th January 2012

Grizedale Forest in the heart of the lake district has so much to offer people of all ages and abilities, so I thought it would be easier to list it into various catogories:

Walking:

Obviously you are spoil for places to walk pretty much anywhere in the Lake District, but one huge advantage of the numerous routes throughout Grizedale Forest are the fact they are clearly marked by coloured posts so no need for map reading and reducing the chance of getting lost. Also the routes take you to the best parts of the forest and some stunning view points. There are routes from a mile long, to all day more strenuous hikes. Grizedale's Ridding Wood trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Along this trail you will find some unusual ornate treats and several sculptures.

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