Based in the centre of Keswick on the Coast to Coast C2C cycling route Whinlatter mountain bikes is in the ideal situation to explore the surrounding area and Whinlatter forest.
The Whinlatter Altura Mountain Bike Trail is an exciting new development within Whinlatter Forest Park. The 19 kilometre bike trail will be the longest purpose built trail in the Lake District and involves 15 kilometres of new single track trail.
Whinlatter and surrounding area have a wealth of singletrack trails, these can be linked in with the forest trails. Bring your map into the shop and we will mark on it the local's favourite downhill.
The Coast to Coast or Sea to Sea Cycle Route (C2C) is Great Britain's most popular long-distance cycle route and is based on minor roads, disused railway lines, off-road tracks and specially constructed cycle paths. It crosses the Lake District and the Pennines in the north of England.
At 140 miles (230 km) long, the route is designed for the whole range of cyclists, from families to cycle club riders. Off-road sections have an alternative surfaced track. Although a challenge with some hard climbs—the highest point being over 2,000 feet (610 m) - the C2C has an average of between 12,000 and 15,000 cyclists completing the route every year.