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Cycle Routes in and around the Lake District, Cumbria

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Millom

This is a shortish ride through the pastoral landscape of the Cumbrian coastal plain. The fells of Black Combe and White Combe provide a stunning backdrop for pretty woodlands, lush green fields and dry stone walls.

Cycle Route: Haverigg, Millom, Silecroft

  • Miles: 11
 

Millom

This ride along the sea wall gives spectacular wide open views across the Duddon estuary and out to sea, to wild waves and stunning sunsets.

Cycle Route: Port Haverigg, Haverigg

  • Miles: 3
 

Barrow-in-Furness

Cycle Route: Walney-Barrow-Ulverston-Cartmel-Oxenholme-Orton-Kirkby Stephen-Bowes-Barnard Castle-Bishop Auckland-Durham-Sunderland

  • Miles: 160
 

Penrith

Bearing around Beacon Hill in low gears initially, you’ll enter and traverse the broad undulating valley of the River Eden to the edge of the North Pennines.

Cycle Route: Sandgate, Langwathby, Little Salkeld, Winskill, Ousby, Gamblesby, Lazonby, Great Salkeld

  • Miles: 29
 

Penrith

Cycle your way steadily westwards, marvelling at the increasingly dramatic views of high Lakeland fells which rise up steeply behind the villages of Mosedale and Mungrisdale.

Cycle Route: Sandgate, Penrith, Greystoke, Mungrisdale, Newton Reigny, Skelton

  • Miles: 31
 

Penrith

Our shortest route has no huge hills to tackle, but the lofty northern fells are an ever-present backdrop as you ride westwards along quiet country lanes to the pretty village of Greystoke and back.

Cycle Route: Sandgate, Greystoke, Rheged, Stainton

  • Miles: 15
 

Penrith

Pedal southwards, rising gradually to the open limestone farmland between Cumbria’s High Fells and the Eden Valley. Then freewheel down to the River Lyvennet and the charming limestone villages which mark its course.

Cycle Route: Sandgate, Great Strickland, Crosby Ravensworth, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith

  • Miles: 30
 

Penrith

Pedal southwards, rising gradually to the open limestone farmland between Cumbria’s High Fells and the Eden Valley. Then freewheel down to the River Lyvennet and the charming limestone villages which mark its course.

Cycle Route: Sandgate, Great Strickland, Crosby Ravensworth, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith

  • Miles: 30
 

Duddon Valley

Not a light undertaking with some challenging climbing, particularly the infamous Walna Scar Road.

Cycle Route: Ulpha Bridge, Seathwaite, Broughton

  • Miles: 12
 

Whitehaven

Great cycling activities for all the family in the Lake District and Cumbria. With mountains and valleys, miles of mature forest, endless lake and coastal shores, the landscape of Cumbria makes an amazing place to go cycling.

Cycle Route: Whitehaven

  • Miles: 20
 

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Hawkshead

The North Face trail is a single track trail designed for experienced mountain bikers with better quality mountain bikes. Please be aware that this trail is not for tag-alongs or trailers bikes.

 

Workington

Cycle Route: Cockermouth-Workington-Distington-Whitehaven-Cleator Moor-Ennerdale

  • Miles: 72
 

Keswick

Cycle Route: Keswick - Bowder Stone - Grange - Portinscale - Keswick

  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Miles: 16
 

Keswick

Cycle Route: Braithwaite - Whinlatter Pass - Loweswater - Ennerdale - Calder Bridge - Cold Fell Summit - Gosforth

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Miles: 29
 

Keswick

Cycle Route: Keswick

  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours
  • Miles: 22
 

Keswick

One of the Lakeland classics. Bikers have been enjoying this route since the dawn of cycling. A cycling club called ‘The Rough Stuff Fellowship’ record following this route in the 1920s on their trusty touring bikes.

Cycle Route: Keswick, Dodd W ood

  • Access: Suitable for mountain bikes only
  • Miles: 17
 

Keswick

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.

Cycle Route: Keswick

  • Miles: 8
 

Keswick

Cycle Route: Keswick - Skiddaw House - Keswick

  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours
  • Miles: 19
 
 

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