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Fred Whitton day 1 5mi Thu 19 Jan
lakes dales test 3mi 8 Feb 2022
The Struggle 3mi 17 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

Share your tips for cycling in Ambleside

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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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022

When you’re planning a route, cycle.travel has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic…

cycle.travel now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 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…