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This short 8 mile road route uses country lanes to the south west of Keswick on a circular ride around Swinside Fell. The
route is on country lanes which can sometimes be busy during peak periods. The route takes in the Newlands Beck Bridge.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Refreshments Keswick

Route Essentials

Cycle Route: Keswick

Miles: 8

Route Details

1 From the car park turn L onto the A5271 and proceed through Keswick, going SA at a mini roundabout and on over Greta Bridge.

2 After 0.9km (0.5m) turn L onto a minor road (before the A66) and cross Portinscale Bridge, taking care as the bridge is narrow, and go up the hill before turning L (signposted for Grange).

3 Turn R onto a minor road (signposted for Ullock) . Pass through this hamlet and turn R (signposted Braithwaite) and cross the new bridge over Newlands Beck.

4 Turn L onto the Newlands Pass road (signposted for Buttermere) and proceed along the fell side lane.

5 After crossing a minor stream, turn sharp L onto the lane towards Stair, dropping down to Newlands Beck before climbing the hill towards The Swinside Inn. Continue straight on at the Inn.

6 Turn L (signposted for Portinscale) , taking care on the twisty descent through the woodlands. Once back in Portinscale, turn R to the bridge and retrace your route back into Keswick town centre.

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