Bmw 2004 -2 Details!

The route details are as follows…

Lake District Bridleways:

For the new or infrequent visitor to Cumbria please note that the terrain dictates the general type of riding which tends to be Mountain Unicycling rather than trail or cross-country riding. The majority of bridleways are on the hills or over high passes, consequently there are lots of Mountain routes some of which can be a little steep. We have tried to pick a variety of routes to suit all tastes but all will require some riding uphill or walking depending how good you are at riding up hill.

MAPS – English Lakes OS – SE i.e. Explorer OL7
English Lakes OS – NW i.e. Explorer OL4

SATURDAY – Kentmere

Garburn Pass One of the top five routes in Cumbria. Linear in nature, up to a pass from Troutbeck to about 1200ft (may require some walking depending on how much uphill you have done before) and over the top down to Kentmere, turn around and go back again. The downhill westbound i.e. the return is easier than eastbound which has a few technical sections.

The hardest parts on The east side:

One of the hardest sections on the west:

Kentmere has a high number of bridleways in and out of the valley. Therefore for those who are looking for a long cross-country route, Garburn Pass could be used to access Kentmere and devise one of the numerous circular routes possible. However, we cannot attest as to the quality of all of the routes around Kentmere.

For those wishing a fun day of easier non-technical non-steep riding we would recommend Claife Heights on the west side of Windermere. Numerous routes are possible including a longer circular one with plenty of short sections of interest to play on along the way as well as a swim in the Lake at the end if desired.

SUNDAY- Borrowdale

Honister to Grange

Starts off with easy flat-ish cross country going along the side of the valley the reaches Castle Rock which starts the rocky (hard in places) descent which then leads down to the River Derwent. Then it’s time to have a nice swim/chill out. When ready Ride/walk back up to castle rock and start the xc singletrack part again. I would advise experienced riders to take this route if they like the sound of it, it’s a nice ride with a lot of everyhting in it including a swim! (My prefered route out of the options)

Some of the rocky slightly stepped sections after Castle Rock:

Skiddaw Downhill
Simple – walk to summit and ride down non-technical but steep in most places. Start from Latrigg car park (preferable) or for the greatest amount of downhill, the A66 and the first layby east of roundabout signed to Carlisle and Bassenthwaite. A great route for those who are fans of steep but not technical riding.

Just before the steep parts come on Jenkin Hill:

Skiddaw House - Whitewater Dash - Blencathra Centre- Lonscale Fell
A cross-country route (fairlyrare in Cumbria for obvious reasons) which is very varied in character. Please BEWARE of the cliff edge when riding or walking under Lonscale, we wouldn’t want any deaths now would we :p. Return from Blencathra Centre to Latrigg car park is via tracks and footpaths (map useful). A nice XC route mostly fairly easy but very pleasant and has some more interesting sections.

Tim finding his suicidal side:

Big Si on the white-water dash side:

Latrigg – Mostly footpaths and tracks but easy gently trails both up and around Latrigg

More details to follow inclding accomidation, don’t worry…coming soon but we’re trying to find a good enough campsite for royalty like yourselves…


Feel free to post opinions on route choice etc.

Thanks for the info.

Sounds excellent!
I’m particularly looking forward to tackling Garburn Pass again on the Saturday, and the Sunday ride sounds good too.

see you there


You won’t be tackling it…you’ll be nailing it!!! I am also looking forward to both rides…gonna be good! So who’s coming???
So far I know of:

-Myself (Aaron)
-Mark L
-Phil (and posibly Ben)
-Kyle from Kendal
-Joe Marshall
-Joe and John Baxter
-The Brampton lot (you know who you are!)
-Paul Royle
-Steve Coligan if he can get off his big arse! :stuck_out_tongue: (u comin steve?)
-Julien and Matt?

Not a bad list so far…but who else???


It sounds great, if a bit beyond my ability, still that’s what pads are for right? :wink:

I’m trying to persuade Kelly to come along, but I think she might be busy. I’ll mention it at hockey too.

See you all soon,


Yes, thats the attitude! indeed thats what oads are for, after falls to be able to continue riding preferably without injury :slight_smile: It would be nice if the both of you could come…

Look forward to seeing you there.

Ooh… BMW04. Cool.

I’ll have to dust of my Muni… practice my gracefull falling off trick and find my helmet. Havent gone muning 4ages. I hope I can make it. Who else is thinking of going? If ne ones thinking of coming from the north east… i might b able to give them a lift.



Thanks for that Aaron. Yes, I’ll be there. Don’t forget to bring along some of your minders - you’ll need them!

Looking forward to the weekend - it should be a good one, especially if I get the chance to get my own back on you Aaron. Yes, I haven’t forgotten. Just watch your back mate.

Brakes are also good for us oldies with bad knees! They also make me go slower so that Aaron can keep up. lol

See you all there,


Yup, I’ll probably be coming. I’m just a bit worried, there are too many people on that list who obviously haven’t heard about this ‘gravity’ thing that affects most people.

Ah well, should be fun.


Cool, looks like some fun rides. Can’t wait for it.


Without gravity we wouldn’t be able to laugh at Aaron going uphill… :slight_smile:


Hey, aaron isn’t that bad, he can keep up just fine as long as you give him an extra wheel to help.



I’m starting to dust of the camping gear; I missed the last two BMW’s :frowning: and didn’t need it for BUC.

My son, Will, will be there and his mate Paul might be.

Should be a good Muni indulgence weekend :smiley:

Cheers, Gary

Everyone bullies me!!! However I do give probably more than I get :stuck_out_tongue: . It’s not my fault I can’t ride up hills, It’s a medical condition obesity you know!!! At least I’m ok at riding down…36 stone helps the wheel roll over things you know…


sounds great, we’ll be up on the saturday morning, so a nice early start there!

When will details of campsite be revealed?

ok Aaron, I’ll bump this thread for you! :smiley:

No probs mate


oh, and also, I cant wait.

I’ll see you’s all on the Sunday, as I’m going to the Bike Show in London on the Saturday.


sssshhhhh…you’ll give it away!:wink: tomorrow…

Camping Details

Campsite for Friday & Saturday night we suggest is Gillside at Glenridding, 017684 32346 It has a shower/washing/toilet block and can provide milk and eggs. Cost Per Night - Adults £4, Children 5 - 16yrs £2, Tent £1, Vehicle £1.

The village of Glenridding, which originally housed the miners from the disused Greenside mine, has a good selection of general food and gift stores, a National Park information centre, post office, cafes and restaurants, together with a variety of hotel and public bars -just 5 minutes walk away, beside the shores of Ullswater.


Directions - From the M6 - Junction 36 - take the A591 to Windermere then the A592 over kirkstone Pass to Patterdale and Glenridding. Turn left and follow the Greenside road where Gillside is signed…or
From the M6 - Junction 40 take the A66 westwards and then the A592 which follows the Ullswater Road to Glenridding, Turn right and follow the Greenside Road where Gillside is signed.Please click here or on the map to enlarge it.

Grovel – I wish to do Skiddaw DH on Sunday so if there is anyone else who wants to do this route (speak now – see pics –
) I will volunteer (a great hardship) to accompany the beginners/fun ride people to Claife Heights on Saturday. But if no one else wishes to do Skiddaw on Sun I will be do Garburn on Sat which is more tiring but preferable.

Any takers?



Sorry heres the link to the map which is also on the campsite website.


Thanks Simon.

So we’ll be stopping here which looks like this from the air, and on closer inspection like this , nice.

I like the idea of the Skiddaw DH though it isn’t much to look at from the air.

Cheers, Gary