Keswick - Derwentwater - Honister Pass - Newlands Pass - Whinlatter Pass - Loweswater - Ennerdale
Covering 112 miles, and the most famous passes of the Lake District, the 4 Seasons Fred Whitton Bike Tour follows the annual sportive route but can be completed 365 days a year at your own pace. It's a fantastic opportunity for individuals, groups and clubs to complete one of the most challenging cycling routes in the country, over one or more days, and to get an official finish time on the Fred Whitton website.
Visit www.golakes.co.uk/4seasonsfred to download the map and route details
1. After a well earned rest head back to the road you used to enter Keswick from the roundabout. Continue on your way and turn left at the T-Junction (signposted Borrowdale B5289).
2. Turn right at the mini roundabout (B5289 to Borrowdale) and take the B5289 along the side of Derwentwater.
3. Pass through Rosthwaite Village and Seatoller to Honister Pass Summit (356m).
4. Continue on to Buttermere YHA take the 1st right towards Keswick to Newlands Pass Summit (333m).
5. Turn left at Braithwaite onto the B5292 and head up to the summit of Whinlatter Pass (318m).
6. Take the 3rd left through Lorton and turn left onto the B5289 to Loweswater.
7. Turn left again (signposted Ennerdale).
8. Turn left (signposted Ennerdale and Croasdale), then right towards Ennerdale Bridge.
9. You are two thirds of the way through, so it's a good time for another well deserved rest and a chance to explore the quiet west coast.
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- Start point: (near Keswick)