Category Archives: Lake District

Great Dun Fell

Start and finish Penrith. 42 miles. Accent 3523 feet A tootle along quiet lanes in the Eden valley a haven for road cyclists. Leaving Eamont bridge and heading towards Temple Sowerby the main distraction a herd of Herdwicks galloping along … Continue reading

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Hardnott Pass

Hardnott Pass from Boot              

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Whinlatter pass from Lorton

Whinlatter pass Start and finish: Keswick. Distance :26.5 miles. Elevation: 1726 feet. Coffee Stop: Allerdean Court Hotel Leaving Keswick and joining the Bassenthwaite road on a sunny May morning, a slight breeze blowing the wild flowers, leading the way all … Continue reading

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Dunmail Raise cycle path

Grasmere via Dunmail Raise from Castlerigg Stone circle Distance 28 miles Height gain 2598 A stunning beautiful ride on a Bluebird day. Heading down to St John in the valley, a lovely meander beside Glendamakin beck with Spring Lambs bouncing … Continue reading

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Caldbeck from Penrith

  Caldbeck from Penrith Miles 36.5 Height gain 1960 feet Starting in Penrith and heading towards Greystoke. A little detour via Newbiggin takes you on quieter roads with Daffodils on the roadside passing small farms and through the centre of … Continue reading

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Whinlatter Pass and Newlands pass

Whinlatter Pass and Newlands pass Start :Portinscale Miles 22.5 miles Height gain :2,272 ft   A stunning classic ride starting from Portinscale, through the village of Braithwaite and immediately start the climb on Whinlatter pass. This beautiful little pass glimpses … Continue reading

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Haweswater cycle ride

Penrith to Haweswater 30 miles round trip Wonderful quiet roads after you leave Penrith and head towards Eamont bridge. A right turn at Yanwath and a long clear ride ahead. This undulating ride is a pure pleasure passing the quiet … Continue reading

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Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass 454 metres Max  gradient 18% Start …Ullswater shore 20 miles A car park was found on the shores of this the second largest lake in the Lake District. A stunning ride along through the villages of Glenridding, Patterdale … Continue reading

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Around Derwentwater

Around Derwentwater from Keswick round 9.5 miles Starting clockwise from Keswick this  favourite ride heads down Borrowdale with views all the way of beautiful Derwentwater. In spring watch out for the Bluebells in Big Wood on the left. The first … Continue reading

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