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Cycle Event, Sat 8 Sep 2018, free entry

Let’s Ride the Lakes – Family cycling festival

Let’s Ride the Lakes – Family cycling festival


A family festival where you’ll be able to ride a safe 2km off-road route within the Centre, experiencing the wonderful landscape and the facilities at Brockhole. Cruise and cycle across Lake Windermere on the unique Bike Boat for guided rides to explore trails on the hidden side of the lake.

Everyone's invited - see you there!

Three guided rides are on offer, all led by British Cycling-trained leaders. There’s a short traffic-free ride to Wray Castle, crossing the lake by Bike Boat – ideal for young families. A longer 15 mile ride uses the Bike Boat and follows the lake shore trail and minor roads to Hawkshead and Near Sawrey – home of Beatrix Potter. This is ideal for older families and leisure cyclists.
A third ride is an off-road mountain bike ride on bridleways to Troutbeck.

For more information and to book your free place go to the website.

We are providing hire bikes free of charge (subject to availability). These must be reserved when you book your place on the ride. Full details at

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Sep 2018 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.


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By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station

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