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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