Video: From Fell to Forest

Nov 9, 2012 at 6:03
by Matt Wragg  



Set amidst the dramatic hills and calm waters of the UK's Lake District, From Fell To Forest is a short film of an epic journey as Sam Flanagan, Ben Whitehead and Matt Wight become immersed in a land with no shortage of amazing trail riding. This is mountain biking.
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58 Comments

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 That captured our riding here in The Lakes really well. Be prepared for rain, rocks and some hike-a-bike but the rewards are well worth it. Once you've had your fun out on the fells, we've got some quality trails here too.
BTW - The fell riding at the beginning is Gatesgarth (nr Haweswater), then it cuts to the relatively new black run at Grizedale Forest.
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 The top of the black route on this looks weird :-)
  • + 1
 EGGY! we need to go there that Grizedale route looeks a right laugh!
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 Some potentional epic DH routes
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 Yeah. Such a rad place to ride.. I`d love to hit it!
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 I hiked the Coast to Coast walk in '89 (wtf - when did I get so old!) and there was 2 guys on mtn bikes riding the trail at the same time. They even rode Helvellyn Striding Edge which impressed the hell out of me. I remember being jeaous as my Tech (good ol' Canadian company back in the day) was back home in Calgary getting dusty.

Thanks for the vid. Brought back some memories. I remember cresting one pass and as we looked down on the lake below there were 3 fighter jets racing along the surface and as they "hopped" the ridge we were standing on, it felt like they were only 50 ft over our heads.
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 The quality of that video was so good that my laptop barely played it properly... the colours were absolutely perfect in my opinion! I have a question however: I would be very interested in knowing what camera was used to create such great shots?
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 Yea, I'd really like to know what camera was used too.
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 Awesome video! One of the best I've seen in awhile! Really captured the essence of what a perfect ride is to me.. Great song choice as well! It's The Builder's and the Butcher's, Black Dresses; if anyone wanted to know.
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  • + 5
 sweeeet. and what a cozy post ride hangout. wood burning stoves are the shit.
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 I love seeing a true British trail bike rode on a true British trail! Loved the vid more of these please.... And vod in my opinion.
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 Agreed! Sweet trail, just wish they where evetywhere in Britain
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 Where was that from about 3:20 onwards?
I live in the lakes but have only really biked at whinlatter and setmurthy, poor really.
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 3:30 onwards is the recently built black run at Grizedale forest. Do you know where they are riding in the first half of the vid?
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 Ooo going to have to get there.I hav e a feeling that its North lakes somewhere.. up Derwent way maybe honister pass?
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 Gatesgarth pass at the start, next to Haweswater then Grizedale black route
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 i got haweswater, hadnt realised they had built new black at grizedale, sweet!!
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 More of Haweswater but with the Nan Bield decent into the Kentmere valley which is much better than the Gatesgarth path
www.pinkbike.com/video/136914
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 @thebear17 , Seriously? Grizedale forest is 10 mins from Ambleside! Just take the road to Hawkshead and it's on the right after the village. Enjoy!
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  • + 2
 The Lake District is just flat out GORGEOUS.... Such a cool vid, and good to see such an amazing area get some spotlight.
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 Where was the first bits filmed and was it all linked top to bottom?
Route guide or description would be good.
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  • + 1
 Awesome video man... Makes me want a trail bike videos like this. Out of interest where was that wood? Used to be at Uni in Ambleside see... be nice to know
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 makes you wanna go out and ride so bad, where was the last section of trail with the jumps filmed?
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 I think that jumpy section was the new downhill line at Grizedale. Don't quote me on that but it looked familiar.
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 That just makes me wanna ride so bad. Good work!
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 Wow, amazingly beautiful place to ride. That little cabin looks like such a perfect place to chill, I am very jealous.
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  • + 2
 That Flanagan boy is popping up all over the shop!
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  • + 1
 Bringing back memory's of summer this year back!!!! and i know what i loved every minute of it!!!! Smile
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 That make me want to ride. Thank you for the video.
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  • + 1
 Where abouts in the lakes it this?
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  • + 1
 nice video dude, very good
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 What kind of bikes were they riding? The red one specifically
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 The bright red/orange one was an Orange Five.
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 And the white one is a Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon and the Black one looks like a Yeti SB-66
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 Great trails riding and music! 10 out of 10 !!
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 The forest and house at the end are so awesome looking
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 Ha I was there at Grizedale when they filmed that! It is a cracking place!
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  • + 1
 Looks like a nice spot. Overused song though.
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 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The Trail
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  • + 1
 Lake District now has to be added to the 2013 list.
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  • + 1
 Loved it! Really good video with nice riding! I'd love to ride that!
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  • + 1
 where is this trail? looks real fun!
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  • + 1
 more vids like this is are much needed
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  • + 1
 Really enjoyed the vid! Salute
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  • + 1
 so cool!! nice song nice images, very nice video!!. VOD for shure
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 At skyfaaaall...
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 Best video ever
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 wheres the trail?
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 what's the song ?
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 Black Dresses by The Builders and The Butchers
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