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Airbnb->Windermere 4mi Thu 9 May
Windermere->Airbnb 4mi Thu 9 May
Troutbeck to ambleside 3mi Mon 29 Apr
pinetops 5mi Fri 29 Mar
Bowness 3mi 23 Jul 2022
Silverdale circuit 0m 17 Feb 2022
Windermere to Mouse 1mi 19 Jun 2021
Windermere 01 to Bowness Nab 2mi 22 Jan 2019
More 4mi 3 Mar 2014

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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 Windermere:

More · 4mi one-way
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Borrowdale · 41mi round-trip
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Haweswater · 18mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Windermere

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

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


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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 · 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 · 3

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…