Cycle Routes in the Lake District

The Lake District has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country with rivers, waterfalls, mountains and the beautiful lakes and reservoirs. It is also well served with a number of signed cycle routes detailed below.

Please use the links below to view full route information including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.

 Lake District Information
Where is the Lake DistrictMajor towns and cities in the Lake District with an interactive Lake District map with attractions and points of interest.

 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Cockermouth to Workington12 miles (20 km)**
Coniston Water4 miles (6 km)*
Ennerdale Forest12 miles (20 km)**
Grizedale Forest4 miles (7 km)**
Kendal to Windermere10 miles (16 km)**
Keswick Railway Path6 miles (10 km)*
Thirlmere Reservoir9 miles (15 km)**
Wast Water7 miles (11 km)**
Whinlatter Forest Park7 miles (11 km)**

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Hardknott Pass19 miles (30 km)*****
Windermere-Circular28 miles (45 km)***

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Carlisle to Cockermouth34 miles (55 km)****
Coast to Coast Whitehaven to Tynemouth137 miles (220 km)****
Fred Whitton Challenge109 miles (175 km)*****
Kendal to Settle43 miles (70 km)*****
Penrith to Consett53 miles (85 km)****
Whitehaven to Keswick31 miles (50 km)***
Whitehaven to Penrith53 miles (85 km)****
Whitehaven to Sunderland134 miles (215 km)****

 Lake District Cycling Links
Lake District National ParkOfficial site for this stunning area

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