CYCLING - Lakes & Dales Loop.

CYCLING - Lakes & Dales Loop.

The Lakes & Dales Loop is a spectacular, 197-mile on-road cycle route through the best of Cumbria’s countryside.

The exciting, new Lakes & Dales Loop gives you the chance to get up close to many of Cumbria’s spectacular landscapes, beautiful villages, distinctive heritage and rich culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to be among the first to uncover this new cycling ‘pot of gold’.

Although the route takes in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, there is very little climbing with a total ascent of just 5,172 metres (16,968 ft). Not bad when you consider you are surrounded by spectacular views of mountains.

This circular route offers an accessible, long distance challenge ride or tour for all cycling interests and abilities. Rides could be a single day event for cyclists who are looking for the next challenge or a less strenuous ride over six days.

And the great thing about being one big circle, is that it hopefully makes it that much simpler in terms of transport logistics. 

There’s lots more information on the The Lakes & Dales Loop website to help you plan your route, including detailed maps and route descriptions.

Lakes & Dales Loop Website Link

3 Day Cycle - Example
StartFinishDistance
day 1PenrithGosforth65m, 105km
day 2GosforthKirkby Lonsdale68m, 110km
day 3Kirkby LonsdalePenrith64m, 103km
Total197m, 318km

Route information, maps, distances and itineraries are for general information only and should not be relied on for navigation.

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