Family CyclingAround Windermere

The early months of the new year are a great opportunity for the family to spend time together and go exploring by bike in the Lake District.

Famous for its walking and particularly Wainwright’s fell routes, hiking at this time of year can involve trudging through mud in rustling waterproofs, which is not always everyone’s idea of a great day out, particularly for younger members of the family! With cycling, you can make the most of the tracks and pathways and combine a cycling trip with a day out at one of the local attractions.

A B&B in Windermere gives you an ideal base in the Lake District, with lots of things to see right on your doorstep. Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House is a charming, cycling friendly hotel in Windermere, perfect for exploring the area.

You can take the car ferry to the western shore of the lake, and from there it is a lovely cycle along the lake shore path to Wray Castle. With its flat route and the promise of a castle at the other end, this route is especially suitable for families with young children.

The woodland path from Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater is particularly family friendly too, and in Grizedale Forest, you will find a whole range of mountain bike trails, suitable for a variety of levels of expertise. Enjoy coming back to lovely accommodation at the end of the day, where a hot shower will be waiting for you, before rewarding yourselves with a meal at one of the local restaurants.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin