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The Struggle 3mi 17 Jul 2020
Windermere-Rydal linear 6.4 miles 6mi 14 Jul 2020
Ambleside - Windermere - Skelwith loop 6.5 miles 5mi 13 Jul 2020
Kirkstone Pass from Ambleside 3mi 8 Dec 2019
From Ableside to Lang 4mi 7 Aug 2019
Windermere 03 Ambleside to Grasmere 5mi 22 Jan 2019
Windermere 02 Ferry to Ambleside CofE Primary 7mi 22 Jan 2019
NCR6 Bowness to Ambleside 7mi 8 Jun 2016

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Cycle Windermere with new off-road routes

9 Jul 2014

Finding a safe place to cycle in the heart of the Lake District has never been easy, with busy traffic squeezing into the narrow valleys. A new series of off-road cycle…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Ambleside:

Borrowdale · 29mi round-trip
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Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon · 42mi round-trip
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Steam Yacht Gondola · 7mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Ambleside

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Ambleside:

To Manchester, Ramsbottom, Accrington, Rishton, Blackburn, Preston, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kendal and Windermere.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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cycle.travel now has Ordnance Survey maps

Friday 2 April · 2

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…

Plan multi-day adventures easily

Monday 22 March · 3

Dreaming of getting away on a bike trip this summer? cycle.travel’s new multi-day planning feature is here for you! For any journey of 50km or more, you can simply add…