Carlisle
203 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 29.5 miles
Bike suitability - All bike types
Route rating
4.5 stars
(4 reviews)
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Starting point

Morton Community Centre
Wigton Road
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 6JP

Morton Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 6JP

 The route on quiet roads include some of the best scenery in north Cumbria. Much of the route has  strong historical connections with the Roman period. St Michael's Church in Brough is built on the site of a Roman fort  as also is St Bride's in Kirkbride. Burgh Marsh follows the line of the Roman Wall. The wall ended at Bowness on Solway. During the reign of King Edwand 11 and after, the area became increasingly lawless and there were frequent raids by Border Reivers. Reiving was mainly the stealing of sheep and cattle. There were also bloody feuds between reiving families. The architecture of some of the churches in particular, reflect that period. St Michael's Church in Burgh is a fine example of a fortified church.