45 km | 28 mi from Windermere feat. Red Bank climb, Blea Tarn & Little Langdale.
For this Windermere loop we met with my friend Peter, who is a local to these roads. He plotted a great route to give us a taste of what cycling in the area is like: a selection of iconic climbs, majestic views and secret lanes.
Rating > Intermediate
Terrain > Rolling hills with some very steep climbs
Elevation Gain > 619m | 2,021ft
We headed to the Lake District for a family holiday but couldn't help taking the bikes with us “just in case”. I am so glad we did, because that was one of the best riding experiences. We got given two mornings to cycle and made the most of every second.
This first morning was incredible. Corner after corner, Cumbria treated us to picturesque views and winding roads lined by stone walls. It's exactly the England you imagine when reading the tales of Beatrix Potter - quaint and bucolic. We couldn't get enough.
The pouring rain stopped and a moody mist covered the landscape making vibrant green hills pop.
We didn't stop for coffee on this ride as it was quite a short one and frankly we did not see much life apart from cows and sheep. My jersey pockets were loaded with snacks - including the traditional cheese sandwich - and we recommend that you try to be self sufficient too.
Enjoy the ride!
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By car: Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH
By train: Windermere Train Station
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