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Penrith-PooleyBridge 6mi 19 Sep 2020
Penrith to pooley 5mi 15 Sep 2020
To Pooley Bridge 7mi 5 Sep 2019
To Rheged 2mi 5 Sep 2019
Askham to Penrith 4mi 26 Aug 2018
Greystoke to Penrith 7mi 4 May 2014

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Days Out

Weekend rides

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

Castlerigg Stone Circle · 18mi one-way
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Haweswater · 14mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Penrith

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

To Northallerton, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Keswick, Cockermouth and Workington.

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


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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022 · 2

When you’re planning a route, 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… 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…

Plan multi-day adventures easily

22 Mar 2021 · 7

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