Cycling in Lake Windermere offers cyclists of all levels trails through some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes.
Windermere and in particular, Ambleside, is a popular starting point for cyclists. Bike hire and equipment is available and cyclists are able to take their pick from road, woodland tracks and challenging forest climbs and descents.
We’ve listed two fantastic Windermere cycling routes below, a gentle one for families and beginners and a tougher route for the harden cyclist.
This circular route takes you through some lovely Lake District scenery as you travel around the beautiful Lake Windermere. The route passes through the villages of Ambleside, Grasmere and Elterwater and exposes you to some absolutely stunning views. Highlights along the way are the spectacular lakeland scenery around Windermere including Rydal Water, Grasmere Lake, Esthwaite Water and the lovely wooded section through Hawkshead Hall Park. Click to view the map.
Windermere to Coniston: The Three Lake Tour
A 47 mile cycle route suitable for an experienced cyclist. It takes you from Windermere in the heart of the lakes over the fells to Coniston Water and returns via Estwaite Water. This is a serious cycle ride with plenty of hills and descents, some of which are severe but with some fantastic scenery along the route. Click to view the map.
The Royal Hotel stands at the very heart of the Lake District town of Kirkby Lonsdale which means we’re perfectly located for many of the lakeland areas, including Lake Winderemere.
It’s usually pretty busy up here at the weekend as lots of our guests are day-trippers, as well as those who come and stay with us for weekend breaks. If you don’t need to rush back for work on Monday then why not stay over in one of boutique hotel style bedrooms? You can take a look at our Tariff and our special D,B&B for £123 offer.
If you do get out and about cycling in Windermere this weekend then have a great time and don’t forget to pop in to say hello!