A ride through the Kent valley north of Kendal, cycling to Staveley on Sustrans’ NCN 6 along the riverside walk and through villages, taking in beautiful views of the Lakeland fells. Enjoy a visit to Staveley with its cafes, galleries and craft studios. Return on quiet roads winding along wooded valley slopes against a backdrop of the Howgill fells. Cycle the round trip or let the train take the strain for one leg of the journey. Note that access to the station platform at Staveley involves carrying cycles up a flight of steps.
Start/finish: Kendal; Town Hall, Highgate or rear of County Hall, Stricklandgate (weekend parking only available).
Distance: 10 miles (16 km).
Grade: Short - easy. Mostly on minor roads except for short sections of stone surfaced permissive path and tarmac cycle path.
Refreshments Cafés: Kendal, Staveley Pubs: Kendal, Staveley.
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