Cycling in the Lake District:
Cumbria and the Lake District is definitely made for cycling..
From the Morecambe Bay cycle route to more challenging off-road mountain biking to gentle country lanes that are all here on the doorstep of Lothlorien.
The Grizedale and Whinlatter forests offer man-made off-road trails.
Grizedale is situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere.
The trail at Grizedale will take you through the forest by way of a winding single-track, which offers leg-burning climbs and adrenalin-fuelled descents.
If that is not enough, there are lots of rewarding views and many bridleways to extend your route.
Whinlatter Forest Park is close to Keswick in the north of the county.
It was the Forestry Commission’s first Lake district planting in 1919, later extended to create Thornthwaite Forest.
Whinlatter Forest is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trail in the Lake District.
The forest offers stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking and rare wildlife.
If you prefer a longer more gentle route to appreciate the scenery, the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage site is further north in the county.
For younger cyclists, Allithwaite (only a mile away) has its own pump track where you can cycle free of charge.
The South Lakes is home to the UK’s largest cycle store (Wheelbase) nearby Kentmere near Staveley which is approximately 15 miles away.
Here at Lothlorien, we offer:
- Free secure well-lit cycle storage for the duration of your stay.
- Information on local cycle trails and routes
- Sockets for phone or E-Bike charging
- Information on local attractions
- Bike washing facilities if required
- Free use of workshop if required