This was the view to Blencathra from the top of Skiddaw on Friday evening. I rode (and pushed) most of the way up with a Keswick resident called Paul who often does this after work – makes a blast round Delamere look a bit tame!
It was a great way to finish off a beautiful sunny day which I spent on the Altura trails at Whinlatter. More technical than the north Wales trails I thought, with uphill drop-offs(!) as a result of them felling the trees to clear the path, but leaving the roots which were big and slippy. Fantastic views of Derwent water and definately worth another visit.
Saturday met up with some “old” friends from The Tyneside Vagabonds at Keilder where we had two goes at the new red trails – Deadwater Fell and Lewisburn. The former being fairly technical in places and both much better second time around with plenty of flowing singletrack.