Saturday, 24 January 2015

Whinlatter Forest trail digging days

The guys at Whinlatter have a couple of dig days coming up.

If you do 3 days work you`re entitled to a free 12 month car park pass for whinlatter.
It`s a chance to start improving the bits of trail that you ride that are lacking a bit of flow, getting a bit irritating or dangerous. Instead of complaining everytime you splash through a big puddle come and help us get rid of it permanantly! The more people who help the better the trail becomes and you have input into improvements grin emoticon
We`ve been round the North red loop and chopped some trees to help vision while you`re riding and identified various parts that need tweaking and repairing and also walked the proposed new trail that takes out the forest road climb.
If you`ve the time to help maintain and improve the trails you ride meet outside cyclewise on Saturday 31st January at 10am for an enjoyable day grafting or you could use it as a cross training day!
Bring suitable clothing, footwear and some lunch. Gloves, tools and hi vis vests are provided.

Other planned improvement days are -
28th Feb
2nd May

So not many days to make the trails ride brilliant again!
Have a look on the Whinlatter page on Facebook for updates

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Gummers How trails removed.

We have been notified by the Forestry Commission that the trails at Gummers How have now been removed.
The trail builders from Gummers How are currently refreshing the black run at Grizedale and reports are that the work they have done is being enjoyed by lots of visitors.

If you have ridden the Black Run at Grizedale and would like to provide some feedback, good or bad then drop us a line and we'll pass this on.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Grasmere Fell Care Day

Location of event
Grasmere Village Hall, Broadgate, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9TA

Sign up with the Friends of the Lake District for a day of volunteering activities in the Grasmere area on Thursday 26 November.

Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days bring together local communities, schools and volunteers from many different walks of life to understand and learn about the value and importance of our unique upland landscapes through taking part in practical action to protect them. And most importantly, there's always lots of cake to help fuel volunteers through their tasks!

To see the full list of tasks on offer and to register for a task, visit the Flora of the Fells website
Another Fell Care Day takes place on Wednesday 15 October in Coniston

Friends of the Lake District is a charity dedicated to protecting Cumbria's landscape for the future.

Friday, 14 November 2014

LDNPA Consultation Letter

Follow the link to view a recent consultation letter from LDNPA, regarding proposed bridleways from Hawkshead to Wray. All comments welcomed before 30th November 2014.

Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from our latest committee meeting held on 6th November. 

Any comments or feedback welcomed.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Peak District MTB Survey

The guys at Peak District MTB are running a survey at the minute to gauge the use of Rushup Edge. Help them out by completing this quick Survey. #mtb

38 Degrees campaign for a change of English access law

There is an open campaign on the 38 degrees site for a change to English access laws, to bring us inline with Scottish rights. This include access to land and waterways.

Follow this link and cast your vote to support the campaign.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Notice Of Temporary Closures

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Notice of Intention to prohibit traffic over Footpaths and Bridleways in Grizedale Forest , Broughton Moor, Whinlatter Forest and Wythop Woods
Date of change: 4 November 2014
We have made an Order to close routes within the forests because of danger to the public from fast moving vehicles during motor sports events:

Grizedale Stages Rally: Saturday 22 November 2014 and Malcolm Wilson Rally: Saturday 7 March 2015.
Although the order duration is 6 months, the paths will only be closed for 24 hours on the two days. Paths in Wythop Woods are already closed under a separate order. However, those works are expected to be completed by 8 January 2015 after which that order will expire and this order will continue.
If you have any queries, please contact Julia Knott, Countryside Access Assistant on 01768 871403 or
Expires: Sunday 8 March 2015
View more here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Trees Down!

Couple of trail updates after yesterdays wind..........

There is a tree down across the top of the Zander Zone on the North Face trail in Grizedale.
Also in Grizedale - the sections known as 3 witches, there is a tree across the trail on the second witch after the first right hander.

Take it easy until you know the trails are clear!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Friends of the Lake District Leaders Landscape Training

We recently attended a Leaders Landscape training day organised by Friends of the Lake District, and presented by representatives from The National Trust and Lake District National Park. The day consisted of talks on the ecosystems that exist throughout the different Lake District landscapes and why the area looks like it does today. This was really quite interesting and it was amazing to realise what we actually take for granted every time we step outside.
This was followed up with talks on the development and sustainability of mountain biking in the area and I gave a bit of information to the group on the formation of the Lake District Mountain Bike Association and our objectives.