The criteria for mountain biking A2 level PE is below and it is easy to see why this is no easy option!
So the route was planned to leave High Tilberthwaite and head for Coniston on the cycle way. For March the weather was fantastic! Climbing out of Coniston to Lawson Park was spectacular with the early morning light showing the best the area has to offer!
The view over the lake was stunning as we headed towards Low Parkamoor and one of the best descents in the lakes! We could see our return route clearly over Walna Scar road high above Coniston Water. The descent was interrupted by a few 4x4 vehicles venturing up but this was just another chapter of risk assessing that the student can add into the extensive logbook they must complete.
The route comes out at High Nibthwaite and weaves its way over to Blawith. The route was on the road to Blawith before climbing out and up towards Appletree Holme. It was time to stop for lunch and discuss the already fantastic riding we had experienced.
The route follows an interesting bridleway over to Green Moor. The ascent is fun and interesting and only a slight drag to the top before a great descent to Green Moor and the road.
The climb up Walna Scar looks worse than it actually is! Again lots of the ascents and descents have been sanitised which has in part taken some of the challenge out of the route. There is a real feeling of satisfaction when you reach the top as you know it is downhill all the way to Coniston on a great trail! Once at the bottom we turned left to pick up the cycleway back to High Tilberthwaite.