With access points at Pooley Bridge, Askham and Helton to the fells around High Street with its hundreds of miles of bridleways, mountain biking in this area is awesome.
There is an excellent network of family friendly trails that runs throughout the close by Lowther Estate. Cycle-paths snake through the ancient woodland and pastures of Lowther Park, following the stunning contours of the landscape.
Newly opened for 2021 is the Threlkeld to Keswick cycle ride along the old railway – a must do!
The Quiet Site has a secure locked bike store to keep your bikes safe when here.
Cycle Hire Prices
- E-Bikes Full day £45
- All terrain Bikes £30
Prices include helmet, lock, pump and repair kit. Cycles can be delivered and picked up for £30 to The Quiet Site for your convience with 24 hours notice.
These trails have been created for family enjoyment and are colour-graded in accordance with national cycling standards. There are signposts at every junction, with destinations and length in miles clearly shown.
Below we have compiled 3 do-in-a-day rides in the Ullswater valley. Two of the rides mentioned include sections on The Ullswater Steamers where no pedalling is required!