Ambleside
202 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 15.8 miles
Bike suitability - Mountain Bike,Hybrid (off road tyres)
Route rating
4 stars
(15 reviews)
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Starting point

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

Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9DH

Ambleside

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.

On 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.