This is a one of the most technical but rewarding pieces of single track in the Lakes. Don’t let the short mileage fool you, this is the Lake District remember.
The trail follows Lake Ullswater on the east shore, but again don’t let his fool you into thinking it’s a flat lake-shore ride, it isn’t.
The singletrack is very rarely flat, it surprises a lot of people with it’s technical level, there are slabs, drops, rock gardens and many other obstacles to catch you out. It’s definite a test of skill and nerve.
There are always debates over which is the best way to ride the Ullswater singletrack: North-to-South or South-to-North. Some riders even prefer to start at Pooley Bridge and head South just riding the single track then road ride it back.
There are many, many reasons to tackle it in either direction, but South-to-North means you get the superb rocky descent to Silver Point, passing between the east flank of Silver Crag and the hulk of Birk Fell.
Then you can finish things off with the epic final descent back down to Ullswater from Boredale Hause, we’d definitely recommend this for your big finish – stunning scenery, wonderful technical singletrack with the finish line in sight all the way down.