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Windermere Taster Loop

35 km | 21.7 mi from Windermere feat. Red Bank climb, Chapel Stile climb & Elterwater.

This says a taster loop, but still expect a challenge for your legs. On the menu are iconic climbs, majestic views and secret lanes.

Rating > Intermediate

Terrain > Rolling hills with some very steep climbs

Elevation Gain > 440m | 1,443ft

Lake District cycling landscape

First things first, we recommend having a big breakfast and taking plenty of snacks, because the Lake District is in the middle of nowhere and nothing beats a little picnic with the locals 🐮🐏.

Starting from Windermere, you have 15km of relatively flat surface (with great views, always) to warm up before you attack the steepest climb of this ride: Red Bank.

Lake District cycling road

The rest of the route is as smooth as it can be with many more lanes, forests, churches and cottages to take in. It's always a reminder of why I love living in England.

Enjoy the ride!

Download the gpx file here:

Windermere Taster Loop
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Getting there:

By car: Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH

By train: Windermere Train Station


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All routes are illustrative only and users take full responsibility for their own safety when following any routes suggested on the Moloko Cycling website or app.

Only follow route if safe and legal, local traffic laws always take priority.

Take care to ride safely and respect other road users.

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