The South Lakes area was made for cycling. From the Morecambe bay cycle route to more challenging off road mountain biking to gentle country lanes that are all here on the doorstep of Lothlorien.
Grizedale and Whinlatter forests offer man-made off-road trails. Grizedale’s trail will take you through the forest by way of a winding single-track,which offers leg burning climbs and adrenalin fuelled descents. If that is not enough, there are lots of rewarding views and many bridleways to extend your route.
Whinlatter Forest is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trail in the Lake District. The forest offers stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking and rare wildlife. For younger cyclists, Allithwaite (only a mile away) has its own pump track where you can cycle free of charge.
We even have the UK’s largest cycle store nearby at the foot of the glorious Kentmere valley in Staveley near Kendal which is approximately 15 miles away.
We also offer free cycle storage for the duration of your stay.
Finally, thank you to Anthony Armstrong for this fantastic photo of his bike.