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Moor Divock (Mountain Bike Ride)

The long ridge of the High Street range of fells terminates in an expansive moorland shoulder known as Moor Divock. It separates Cyclist on Helvellyn photo by Dave Willis courtesy fo the Cumbria Photo LibraryUllswater and Pooley Bridge from Askham and the River Lowther. On the Ullswater side it has a classically Lakeland feel with steep sided hills whilst on the Askham side it has a more gentle rolling feel typical of the Pennines. Moor Divock has long been an important link and criss-crossing it is an extensive network of bridleways and tracks.

The routes over it are perfect for mountain biking, particularly if you are new to the sport, as they are not overly technical, and although there are some hills they are moderately angled and are not very long.

Starting at Pooley Bridge a pleasant figure of eight route is the best option as this gives the longest down hill runs and the shortest climbs.

  • Start/finish: Pooley Bridge, GR NY470244
  • Distance: 14.6 miles (23.5km)
  • Grade: Medium - Hard
  • Refreshments: Cafés: Pooley Bridge, Askham
  • Pubs: Pooley Bridge, Askham, Helton

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Further information

Ullswater Information Centre, Main Car Park, Glenridding
Telephone: 017684 82414

Penrith Tourist Information Centre, Middlegate, Penrith
Telephone: 01768 867466