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Ladysteps>Hilltop Heights 3mi Thu 2 Feb
Carlisle station to Premier J 44 4mi 25 Sep 2022
Carlisle cycle path 4mi 23 Aug 2022
Carlisle to Scotby 3mi 25 Jul 2022
Palace Cycles - Scotby 4mi 19 Apr 2022
Ladysteps to Carlisle 6mi 24 Jul 2021
Scotby to Carlisle 3mi 24 Jul 2021
Carlisle 5mi 20 Jul 2021
Day 3c 3mi 27 May 2021
Join 72 1mi 29 Aug 2020

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Carlisle viaduct could become cycleway

1 Sep 2014

A long-disused railway viaduct in Carlisle could finally be opened up for cycling and walking access – thanks to, of all people, the Highways Agency. The Government body, which runs…

Days Out

Weekend rides

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

Watermill Cafe · 31mi round-trip
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Geltsdale · 15mi one-way
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Campfield Marsh · 14mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Carlisle

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

To Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Hexham, Prudhoe and Newcastle upon Tyne.

To Newcastle upon Tyne, Ponteland and Cockermouth.

To Sunderland, Washington, Stanley, Annfield Plain, Consett, Penrith, Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart, Maybole, Ayr, Irvine, Kilwinning, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Alexandria, Callander, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Kingussie and Inverness.

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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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…