58 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 6 miles
Bike suitability - Mountain Bike,Hybrid (off road tyres)
Route rating
4.5 stars
(20 reviews)
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Starting point

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


This is a unique adventure which combines a cycle ride with a sail on Lake Windermere.  Starting from Brockhole Visitor Centre, you head across Windermere Lake via the Bike Boat to access the peaceful western shore.   The route then travels along traffic-free cycle trails to Wray Castle where Beatrix Potter enjoyed childhood holidays. With plenty to see at the castle it's an opportunity for a breather and refreshments before making your way back to the jetty and returning via the bike boat to Brockhole Visitor Centre.

Tasty treats are available from the cafe, but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic lunch on this great ride. This route is just perfect for young families. You will be surprised just what a difference a boat ride makes to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness on the opposite side of the water!

Ferry Tickets

Buy your ferry tickets on the day from Brockhole Pier, Adult £5.50 Child £3.30 Family £15.60.

Local Bike Hire

Bike hire is available from Brockhole bike hire. Tel 07919 881622. Allow 30 minutes to park and collect bike before ride departure.