If you're bringing your bike to Windermere and are eager to explore the wonderful Lake District, the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House represents an ideal base. Not only are we situated just a short walk - or ride - from the waterfront down at Bowness, but we've got a secure cycling shed and boot room for your convenience.
There are plenty of options for cyclists in and around Windermere, including circular routes taking in the likes of Ambleside, Hawkshead and Newby Bridge, but you've also got the option of heading a little further afield.
One ride intermediate and advanced riders may enjoy is a day trip to Keswick along the A591, taking in the delightful Rydal Water, Grasmere and Thirlmere along the way. As a taste of the northern Lakes, this is highly recommended.
Keswick, like Windermere, is a beautiful little town, perfectly framed by the mountains and the stunning backdrop of Derwent Water. It's the ideal place to stop and grab a bite to eat, enjoy a coffee and perhaps take a gel for the ride home.
If you're minded to stop a little longer, you can explore the old market square, the famous Cumberland Pencil Museum, the Theatre By The Lake and even the old railway line. You can ride along the trackbed for 4.4 miles to Threlkeld, before heading back south along the B5322 to Thirlmere and rejoining the main route.
The ride to Keswick is undulating, so will test your legs, but there are certainly no Hors catégorie climbs to worry about. For the most part you'll be riding on valley roads with smooth surfaces, allowing you to enjoy your ride and the beautiful scenery of the national park.
Posted by Hawksmoor Admin