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The Langdale Trail

 

Leave the traffic and crowds behind to discover the glaciated valley of Langdale, tarns and waterfalls following riverside cycle paths and bridleways.

There are two recommended rides: a beginner’s ride starting in Elterwater which is entirely free of traffic and ideal for young families, and a longer intermediate ride with some climbs and descents which starts at Stickle Ghyll car park in Great Langdale.

Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge via the riverside cycle path

Beginner: easygoing suitable for young families on any type of bike

Distance: 3.2 miles (5km) return

Nearest Town: Ambleside

Start Location: Elterwater village car park (pay and display).

Surface and gradients: graded stone surface and no hills

Refreshments: in Elterwater and at Skelwith Bridge

Bike Hire: Family bike hire available from Ghyllside Cycles, Ambleside, Tel: 015394 33592

Maps: Explorer OL6 and OL7

 

Great Langdale to Skelwith Bridge

Intermediate: steady ride appropriate for reasonably fit people on mountain or hybrid bikes

Distance: 8 miles (12km) return

Nearest Town: Ambleside

Start Location: Stickle Ghyll National Trust car park (pay and display), Great Langdale.

Surface and Gradients: graded stone surface, undulating with some significant climbs and descents

Refreshments: at the start/finish, Chapel Stile, Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

Bike Hire: Family bike hire available from Ghyllside Cycles, Ambleside, Tel: 015394 33592

Maps: Explorer OL6 and OL7

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The Langdale Trail
 
 
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