Over Whinlatter

The first real challenge comes when you leave High Lorton: the uphill slog to Whinlatter, the first section of which is unremitting, until you join the B5292 on the Whinlatter Pass.

You should bear right along the forest track, then first left along the wide track, ignoring other routes to the right. This takes you over rough terrain for a couple of kilometres before coming out on the B5292, at which point go left then right for the Whinlatter Visitor Centre (if for any reason the off-road track is closed, as it was when I last cycled the C2C, continue along the road to the visitor centre).