Sunday 22nd October 2017 11:00am

Starting from - CA12 4TG, CA12 4TG

  • 11 miles
  • None
  • 3 hr 15 mins
  • Steady
  • Allerdale
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

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Starting point

Steel End car park - Thirlmere Reservoir
Just off the A591 (postcode is closest for sat-nav purposes)
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4TP

Steel End car park just off the A591

With the Lake District having just gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status, a member of the Lake District National Park Authority team will be on hand on this ride to explain more about the World Heritage Site and why the area deserves this status.Starting from the Steel End Car Park this route takes you along the west side of Thirlmere Reservoir.Along the 9 mile route there is plenty to see, do and explore. If you get chance to explore the shoreline you can see parts of the old village, where the roads where, some doorways into houses and you can even see the tree stumps that lined the streets.On the route you will also see the most spectacular views of fantastic bubbling waterfalls among the woods and if you look over the reservoir you will see amazing views of Helvellyn, Lower Man, Nethermost Pike and High Crag.Then there’s Thirlmere Reservoir itself with its mirror reflections, its mysteries and long-gone stories and villages that were flooded to make way for the Manchester Dam.Please note that the total ride time for this event has been extended due to the guided tour element of the ride.

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Alex Heron

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