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Kirkby Stephen

Speaking from personal experience cycling the Coast to Coast has to be on your bucket list!



This is the best way we can find to this well-known beauty spot by bike. Climbs up into Grizedale Forest on forest road where very fine views start to unfurl.

Cycle Route: Tarn Hows Circuit, Near Consiton

  • Access: X30 bus, X53 bus take 2 bikes each
  • Miles: 9

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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.


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Hire a bike from our shop in Windermere, Just 2 minutes from the train station. Huge selection of bikes to choose from. All equipment provided.


Kirkby Stephen

Crossings of the Eden, Belah, Argill Beck, Swindale Beck and Scandal Beck rivers, plus medieval Brough Castle (English Heritage) all feature on this ride.

Cycle Route: Kirkby Stephen, Winton, Church Brough, Brough

  • Miles: 16

Kirkby Stephen

The narrow dale of Mallerstang is the uppermost and remotest part of the Eden Valley (leading to the source of the River Eden on Black Fell Moss).

Cycle Route: Kirkby Stephen, Nateby

  • Miles: 12

Kirkby Stephen

The only ride in this guide with some traffic-free sections, including the shared use dismantled railway route over two viaducts, once part of the coke carrying Stainmore Railway (more details from

Cycle Route: Kirkby Stephen

  • Miles: 12


Bike hire centre - road, mountain and electric bikes. .



Bike hire centre - road, mountain and electric bikes.



Cycle south from Kendal on Sustrans NCN 6 on quiet lanes enjoying views across low rounded hills to the Lakeland and Howgill fells.

Cycle Route: Kendal, Milnthorpe, Arnside



A scenic ride with spectacular views extending from the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay in the south to the Langdale Pikes and the Helvellyn range to the north.

Cycle Route: Kenda l, Natland & Mealbank

  • Miles: 8


In their haste to get into the heart of the Lake District many people overlook this triangle of fells between Kendal and Windermere. Due to its spaced out topography and network of lanes this quiet corner of cumbria is best explored by bike

Cycle Route: Kendal-Brigsteer-Underbarrow-Crosthwaite-Windermere

  • Duration: 1.5-3 hours
  • Miles: 16


Hop on a bike from Brockhole! A range of bikes are available to hire - including adult bikes, child bikes, tag-alongs and trailers.



Morecambe Bay's fantastic cycle way. Have your own big adventure on two wheels!


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