Saturday 8th September 2018 10:30am

Starting from - Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LJ.
Take the A591 towards Windermere and Ambleside. Brockhole is midway between the two and is signed on the approach. Parking charges apply.
By public transport take the train from Oxenholme to Windermere and then take the 555 or 599 Stagecoach service bus to Brockhole.
By boat: Windermere Lake Cruises provide lake services from Ambleside (Waterhead) and Bowness.
By bike: from Kendal, follow National Cycle Route 6 to Windermere then take the A591. There is a cycle track alongside the A591 for most of the way from Staveley to Brockhole. Cycling on the A591 from Ambleside is not recommended. LA23 1LJ, LA23 1LJ

  • 12.6 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

Brockhole Visitor Centre
Half way between Windermere and Ambleside on the A591, Windermere
LA23 1LJ

Brockhole Visitor Centre

Enjoy a sail across Lake Windermere on the unique Bike Boat as part of this ride led by British Cycling-trained leaders. Starting from Brockhole Visitor Centre, we head across Windermere to access the peaceful western shore and follow a traffic-free trail to Wray Castle.
From there quiet lanes take you to the historic village of Hawkshead and onward to Near Sawrey, the location of Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top Farm. After an opportunity for refreshments, the route then descends to the shores of Windermere for a ride back along the new cycle trail and the return boat trip.
Don't worry if you don't have your own bikes with you. We are providing hire bikes free of charge (subject to availability). These must be reserved when you book your place on the ride. To reserve a bike(s) please contact Brockhole Lakeshore team on 07919 881 622. Please have details of your height.

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Andrew Holme


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