35 km | 21.7 mi from Windermere feat. Red Bank climb, Chapel Stile climb & Elterwater.
This might be called 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
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.
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 we love living in England so much.
On this note, we're super excited to organise a Lake District Escape this summer! Check it out and maybe see you there.
Enjoy the ride!
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By car: Station Precinct, Windermere LA23 1AH
By train: Windermere Train Station
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