Wow, yes, that doesn't look like easy going. I was up in Kidland Forest just this side of the Border the other week and even though there wasn't a huge amount of snow, what was there was very wet and heavy and trudging through it almost reduced me to tears. At one point I was carrying my bike on my back, on a perfectly good fire road, downhill. I should probably try to avoid that situation again for a while, for the sake of my sanity.
I was out in the Lakes today, and even over 2,000ft, there wasn't much in the way of snow remaining and it didn't hinder riding too much. Strange what a difference 60 or 70 miles can make.
Can't tempt anyone further south next weekend (not necessarily the Lakes)? I did wonder about doing the Sandstone Way in Northumberland. It's not top of my list, but it's so local I feel almost obligated to do it