There are some great cycle routes around Ullswater with something suitable for a range of abilities and ages.
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 also an excellent network of family friendly cycle routes and trails that runs throughout the nearby Lowther Estate. Cycle paths snake through the ancient woodland and pastures of Lowther Park, following the stunning contours of the landscape.
The recently opened Threlkeld to Keswick cycle route is a traffic free track along the old railway – a must do!
At the end of your day exploring the area by bike, we have bike and boot wash and someone to dry your wet cloths.
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 5 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!