Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Elevation: +1,106/ -1,102 ft
Total: 6 riders
Mountain Biking Sam Houghton Circuit
#48 of 98 mountain bike trails in England
There is a well supported race held on this circuit each year. It has a reputation as a bit of a killer.
The Sam Houghton circuit combines numerous bridal ways (old pack horse trails) that climb over the local fells (hills) offering stupendous views over the Lake District including Lake Windermere.
This is a strenuous ride with over 1300m of altitude gain on trails that are often rocky, rough, steep and sometimes treacherous. It features a really gnarly rock garden. You'll earn your drink at Wilf's cafe...
We rode it in the opposite direction to the race. There are dozens of gates on the circuit and almost all will need opening and then closing...
First added by Jim Cummings on Oct 3, 2015. Last updated Apr 23, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: yes
- Fat bike grooming: yes
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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Best place to start this circuit is at the Wheelbase Cycles shop, Staveley. There is lots of parking there and a cafe to restock in after the ride...