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Cumbrian Cottages Cycling in the Lakes

Cumbrian Cottages has added information to its website about the Lake Districts best places to cycle, just as Cumbria Tourism announces 40 free guided cycle rides this year, the first of which is on Easter Sunday 20 April 2014.

Bridleways and byways cover peaks like Helvellyn, Skiddaw, High Street and Cross Fells while the Lakes of Ullswater, Derwentwater, Windermere and Coniston Water offer flatter less strenuous rides. For adrenaline seekers, there are also purpose-built mountain bike trails in Whinlatter and Grizedale Forest Park. Recommended options include cycling along the Keswick Railway Path, through the Kent and Lyth Valleys or mountain biking on Skiddaw.

From this part of the website, users can click through to a list of bike-friendly holiday cottages, each one a great base for exploring the Lakes.

For example, Winnowing Barn could not be better-placed for racing around Grizedale Forest on two wheels, set in the village of Satterthwaite and only a mile from the Visitor Centre with its excellent cafe as well as waymarked bike and walking trails. The popular Go Ape climbing attraction is nearby too. Set in a courtyard at the edge of this small but friendly village with its own pub, Winnowing Barn is a bank barn conversion with accommodation arranged over three floors. Not only does it have a lockable garage for bikes but a utility room with sink and full laundry facilities plus ample hanging space for outdoor gear. Two double bedrooms and a bunk room means the house is ideal for an active family or for two couples holidaying together, and it’s pet friendly. Three night short breaks start at £380 with a week in peak season costing up to £870.

Click on the cycling link at: www.cumbrian-cottages.co.uk

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Date Published:
4th April 2014


David Betterton
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