Take Your Bike on the Bus
Bus services which carry bikes
Many buses around the Lake District are kitted out to carry bikes. So hopping on the bus is now an easy way to get to the start of your ride. You can also use it as a back up if you are feeling a little out of puff!
Bowness - Ambleside - Grasmere - Bowness on Windermere
The Lakeland Experience (open-top during fine weather) bus can carry up to four bikes through the heart of the Central Lakes. During high summer, this service will also operate an hourly service to Lakeside, giving you access to the entire eastern shore of Windermere. Frequent open top bus services through the heart of the Lake District. Up to three buses per hour between Bowness-on-Windermere and Grasmere at peak times. Bikes cost a £1.00 on buses.
525 - Cross Lakes Experience
Ferry House – Hill Top – Hawkshead – Tarn Hows – Wray (and return)
Fancy experiencing the Lake District another way? Then park the car and take the Cross Lakes Experience.Pop your bike aboard the launch boat service from Bowness on Windermere (Pier 3). Then cycle off-road along the lakeside bridleway to Wray Castle and rerurn over Claife Heights to Ferry House to pick up the Mountain Goat bus to Hawkshead. From Hawkshead you can ride to grizedale Forest for some adrenalin-fuelled mountain bike and family friendly routes. From summer 2015 a new traffic free trail will link Hawkshead with Wray Castle. Bikes are carried free across Windermere and cost £1.00 on buses.
For full timetable details see Stagecoach's Lakes Connection or visit www.traveline.info