Lake District

Yorkshire Dales

North York Moors

Northumberland

Featured Route: Askham Fell & Ullswater

Distance: 15mi / 23km
Ascent: 481m / 1,578ft
Offroad: 57%
Difficulty: 27%

This is a fantastic route starting at Pooley Bridge in the Lake District. Despite relatively little climbing (for the Lake District!), this route delivers amazing scenery and one of the best natural descents in the country, from The Cockpit stone circle to Howtown, offering breathtaking views across Ullswater for its entirety.

The climb from Pooley Bridge onto Askham Fell is the toughest of the two climbs and is...

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Point of Interest

Ullswater
The Cockpit (Stone Circle)
Pooley Bridge
The Howtown Hotel, near Ullswater
Overlooking Ullswater from Long Crag on Barton Fell
Askham Fell
Askham Village

Trails

Bridleway above Ullswater

Route Features

Photo of a mountain bike by a river.