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Garburn-Troutbeck

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From the gate go up the path a little of the way and then go right round a hairpin on to another path. Ascend this path until a gate. Go through and turn left up the track continuing for about 2 miles to the summit - the second gate you get to. At this point bang it back down cos this DH kicks big time. It is seriously technical for about half the way and seriously fast the rest. The trail type I give is a long way off the mark.
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54.419825774749604
Longitude
-2.89977103471756
Trail Directions
From Windermere drive north on the A591 in the direction of Ambleside until you get to a roundabout. Here take the third exit to the right on to the A590 following signs for Troutbeck. Continue on this road for about 2.5 miles until you get to Limefitt Park Camp/Caravan site. Go through the Park (this is a right of way) and continue and go up past some steps and loop round the back of the restaurant until you get to a gate. The trail starts here.
Trail Length
3 miles up and down with 1200ft of ascent/descent
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Windermere
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Review Date
December 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve , from Kendal

Summary:
Slightly different variation on a tried and tested route. Plenty of parking at M& P, head out on the cycle path next to the A591 towards Windermere. Take the turning on the right signed towards Troutbeck. After about 4 miles you will see on the right a Bridleway that goes to Dubbs Reservoir.

Take this wide track to the point where it is joined with a track from the left, by the small copse of trees. Take this track back down the hill and enjoy the fast rocky descent, but look for the next track on the right that is through a gate. When you get here, re-group and continue down, taking the path on the left at the switch back that comes out above the pub through another gate (mmmmm beer). Go through the Limefit caravan park, and turn right onto the road, climbing for a short distance and turning left on the next road (if you get to the Queens pub you have gone too far (mmmmm beer)). This road becomes a bridleway that you follow, climbing to the road. Turn left at the top, and at the Post office turn right and climb up Robin Lane, which is another cool bridleway. At the top, bear right though the gate and drop down until you get to the bridge over/by the stream. Climb up to the right, up the tarmac path to the farm. Through the series of gates, through Skhegill Woods and down Jenkins Cragg. Turn right at the end of the fast track and onto the A591. Past the Low Wood Hotel and right onto the second bridleway past Brockhole. Signed Wain Lane. At the top, turn right onto Holbeck Lane and take the first bridleway on the right. Take care though, after the drop off it actually goes through a private garden! Go straight across the road and continue down the next bridleway. Cross the two bridges and up the grass climb to the road. Turn right then take the first left up the road climb. Take the second left, signed with a bridleway post Kentmere via Garburn, and continue up here. This actually joins part of the descent from the first part of the ride, but continue along here until you reach (eventually) the top of Garburn pass. What follows is a fantastic, rocky, technical descent that gives way to a fast and flowing route, before becoming technical again. 1700 feet. WOW. It will bring you out in the village of Kentmere. It is amongst the best that the lakes has to offer. Try it the other way for a faster, longer, easier drop but for my money there really is only one way. Be very prepared to go over the bars. From Kentmere come back on the road, over Kentemere Hall and the two rivers/High House/Green Quarter. The world well Kentmere anyway truly is your Oyster. Once back in Staveley, make sure you go to the Eagle and Child. FANTASTIC pub terrific staff and very MTB friendly. Enjoy if you fancy a ride, drop me an e-mail. We have a club that rides the lakes every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at least!). Not to mention a top social scene. MMMMM BEER!

Recommended Route:
As described below. This is about 24 miles long and not recommended for a first ever outing. It has serious climbs and descents

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Endless - tried Walna Scar at Coniston, High Street ot Helvellyn?



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Review Date
November 5, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JASON , from KENDAL CUMBRIA

Summary:
JUST READ THE LAST BIT AGAIN^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Recommended Route:
start in stavley, head up to high house, through the river at the top of kentmere hall,drop down to kentmere hall(2 mile decent to get you get warmed up(it is possible to average 28mph down here))
from there you fire up garburn 80% is rideable from this side if your fit and love technicle climbs, after reaching the top prepare to launch yer self down (no need to get off anywhere down here unless you`ve parted company with yer steed!!
as the trail levels off drop down to limefitt park get on the road and turn right and get yourself over jenkins cragg for yet another ballistic downhill.this brings you out opposite hayes garden centre so turn right,head for THE GOLDEN RULE for a well deserved pint or two before you jump back on board for either a road ride back to stavley or go back over jenkins cragg rejoin the garburn trail and head back to stavley passing dubbs tarn ta the bottom of garburn get into stavley and pop in and see richard and denise at THE EAGLE AND CHILD (very bike friendly with an open fire raging all winter.)
top ride especially at night, anyone who fancies doing all the best trails with a few scoops at the end can meet us all at the bus stop by annabel williams between 7.00 and 7,.30 EVERY TUES AND THURS NIGHT.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
GREEN QUARTER,SADGILL,TWO RIVERS,HIGH HOUSE,JENKINS CRAGG,SCOUTS SCAR,CLAIFE HEIGHTS, THE LIST IS ENDLESS!!!!!!!



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Review Date
September 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jonathan , from St Helens

Summary:
Probably the Garburn is more rideable down on the Kentmere side, but needs a prolonged carry on the Trutbeck side. By climbing from Kentmere it would seem to be more rideable up, and it is probably one of the best technical downhill sections in the Lakes on the Toutbeck side descent.

Recommended Route:
I've only ridden the Garburn once, but it is superb. We parked at Wheelbase, before riding up Kentmere and off road over into Longsleddale. North along LS, then Back over towrads kentmere village, before crossing the Garburn Pass. Keep heading S/SE at the end of the Pass (don't drop doen in to the valley) and Head back towards Staveley.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many.



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Review Date
January 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: John Hargraves , from Liverpool (formerly)

Summary:
See additional info

Recommended Route:
See additional info

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you continue on this same trail up and over to the top you end up at a place called 'Garburn Pass'. The descent into Kentmere can require some dismounting (unless you are Hans Rey) but offers some opportunity for some serious trial riding. The homeward trek is either to go back the way you came or to do a leisurely road ride south to Stavely turning west on the A591 towards Windermere b4 picking up the original roundabout that takes you back up to Limefitt Park.



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Review Date
November 15, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: THE MAD DEVIL'S , from KENDAL

Summary:
bRILLIANT, SHAME ABOUT THE WANKERS IN THE 4WD

Recommended Route:
OVER GARBURN PASS (oFF ROAD) FROM KENTMERE BEFORE HAND GO OVER FROM LONGSLEDDLE (SAD GILL)VIA WI COFFEE MORNING

Other recommended trails in the same area:
lONGSLEDDLE, SAD GILL, HIGH STREET AND THE M6



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