Claife Heights

Trail submitted by James Kirby


A small fun ride with a few hills and lots of stones.


Starting from the Windermere direction of Ambleside: once you come into Ambleside where the first set of traffic lights are go LEFT, and follow that road for a bit and then where it comes straight go LEFT to the bridge, go over the bridge and keep following that road until you get to a sign which says "Hawkshead", follow that road for 1 1/4 miles until you get to a road which goes LEFT, no follow that road for 3/4 mile, until you get to Wray castle Church (marked by a big stone entrance), just after that (i.e. where there are some big stones) take that path (the start of the trail) down to the lake for 3 1/2 miles, which takes you to the END and to a road, with FERRY to the LEFT to go over the lake back to Windermere or take the RIGHT to Hawkshead.

Small Print: No author nor the editor shall bear any responsibility for any mishap, injury, death or other incident or inconvenience suffered whilst riding any of the routes described. Anybody following any such route does so entirely at their own risk. Anybody wishing to ride on footpaths or other non-permitted routes does so entirely by their own risk.

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  1. GravatarWill from Yealand Redmayne said: March 7th, 2012
    A good ride, very wet and muddy in the forest track. Some very good fast, bumpy tracks through the top section of wooded areas. Averagely signposted and at times VERY VERY slippy on a cobbled section where we all had to dismount for 200m
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