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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:44 pm 
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We're camped on the West shore of Coniston, trying not to drown, and I was checking out the map to see if it's possible to make a nice loop out of Walna Scar Road, possibly finishing with the descent down Walna itself back to the Water (so W-E).

Does anyone know whether either or both of the options marked above are rideable? And which of the four runs down from Walna Scar Road to Coniston Water is the most fun/best value?

Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Really, no one?!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
No idea - give it a go and report back. Take photos :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:03 am 
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All I can offer is that there is a good ride around Coniston called 'Tour of Coniston', google it and I'm sure you'll get a map.
Walna scar road is hella rocky, its more of a trials ride than a flowy Dh track.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:03 am 
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Definitely a good attitude, if I was on my own I wouldn't hesitate but I'll be dragging Kiran around with me so I'd like to be reasonably sure she'll get a good ride out of it too...

Still properly biblical here too so don't want to take on too much in these conditions :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:07 am 
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Cheers Steve, I've ridden this side of Walna and it was definitely challenging on the old rigid! I think I roughly know that route and it is a beauty, just fancied something new, and given the rancid weather, short but challenging! :lol:


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