Thursday 9th August 2018 11:00am

Starting from - Ambleside; Vicarage Road outside the primary school, LA22 9DH

  • 15.8 miles
  • All bike types
  • 3 hr
  • Steady
  • South Lakeland
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only

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Starting point

The Vicarage Road entrance to Rothay Park, adjacent to Ambleside Parish Centre

LA22 9DH


A dramatic ride which leaves behind the hustle and bustle of Ambleside via cycle tracks and quiet roads and heads for the deep glaciated valley of Great Langdale. Learn about some of the things that helped the Lake District achieve World heritage Statusalong the way.
You will take in the rapids at Skelwith Force, glide along the banks of the River Brathey and Elterwater Meadows, all the time being watched over by the huge Langdale Pikes.
There are some steep ascents and descents on this route on improved bridleways as you enter Great Langdale. 
If you have not taken your own refreshments there is the chance to treat yourself to a tea or coffee at the Stickle Barn pub, before heading back down the valley to Ambleside.


Bike Hire Ghyllside Cycles, Ambleside. Call 015394 33592. Collect from shop nearby. 

Route rating

4 stars (15) Reviews


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Richard Ingham


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