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Off road

Off road

Cycle out from Windermere and explore the lanes in this quiet corner to the south east of Lake Windermere. Finish the ride at Fell Foot park on the lake shore and let the Bike Bus bring you back to Windermere.

Route Information

Time/Effort 4 out of 5
Navigation 4 out of 5
Technicality 4 out of 5
OS map Explorer OL 7 or Landranger 97
Refreshments Windermere, Fell Foot

Route Essentials

Cycle Route: Windermere-Winster-Bowland Bridge-Strawberry bank-Fell Foot

Duration: 2-3 hours

Miles: 10

Route Details

This is a challenging ride and you will need to be a competent map reader to manage this route.

1. From Windermere Station turn left through village centre. Follow the one-way system through Victoria St, Crescent Road then go L into Oak Street (at Co-op), turn Left to follow Droomer Drive, turn Right into Limethwaite Rd, take a left into School Knott Drive. (Easy to miss): turn Right along poorly surfaced byway, signed and gated single track road.


2. At junction with B5284 turn right with care visibility is very restricted.


3. Cross the A5074 onto bridleway signed High House.


4. Follow sign for Cartmel Fell.


5. Fork right through a gate along a narrow tarmac road.


6. Turn right following bridleway sign and waymarkers to Woodland.


7. Easy to miss turn right at boulder along open track


8. Turn right along bridleway signed Staveley-in-Cartmel, then turn left following bridleway waymarkers.


9. Turn right from forest fireroad onto steep single track. Very steep and rocky. Be prepared to walk down.


We recommend that you print out the PDF route map for this ride and take it with you to help you find the way.

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